Experienced Washington Defense Lawyers Represent Clients Charged with Assault and Battery
Skilled attorneys defend residents of the Vancouver area facing violent crime charges
If you are charged with assault or battery, you may be facing prison time. 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 accused of assault or battery. Our attorneys are true advocates for your rights if you are charged with these or other violent crimes.
Knowledgeable counselors 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.
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 in an attempt 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 attorneys work to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions. We also fight to get our clients the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances.