A Strong Defense Of Assault And Battery Charges
If you are charged with assault or battery, you may face penalities, including fines and jail or prison time. Worse, a conviction will leave you with a damaging criminal record. Fighting the charges is critical to protect your freedom and your future. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, one with the experience and knowledge to succeed.
At Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP, we defend individuals in the Vancouver area and throughout Washington who have been accused of assault or battery. Our attorneys are true advocates for your rights if you are charged with these or other violent crimes. We welcome the opportunity to meet you, discuss your legal challenge and help devise an effective strategy in your defense.
Knowledgeable And Empathetic, We Understand Assault And Battery
Generally, assault is the threat of violence, and battery is any violent or unwanted touching. These charges vary by state, and the names of the two crimes are often used interchangeably. In some states, they are not considered separate offenses. Actions such as hitting, kicking, punching or pushing are considered to be assaults. Many other actions such as grabbing or spitting can also lead to these charges.
Our attorneys fight all types of assault and battery charges. If we work with you, we will start with a review of the facts as well as a close look at your character and how your arrest came about. You can count on us to advocate in support of the best outcome attainable in your criminal case.
Proven Advocates Handle A Range Of Assault Cases
Assaults occur for a variety of reasons. Many assault or battery charges stem from simple fights. In these cases, our attorneys work to show that you were acting in self-defense and are not a violent criminal. Other assaults are gang-related or occur in conjunction with other crimes such as robbery. Assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently by the law.
In all cases, our attorneys present a strong defense with an eye on the future. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to preserve your freedom.
Dedicated Defense Lawyers Work To Reduce Assault Charges
Most states have a variety of assault charges such as aggravated assault or assault in the first degree. Depending on the facts of your case, the state may choose to charge you with a higher-level crime than is necessary.
Our defense team is ready to work hard to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions. We fight to get our clients’ cases dismissed or get each one the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances.
Contact Our Washington Defense Attorneys
If you’re charged with assault or battery, you need a strong defense. We represent people throughout Washington and Oregon.