Washington State Second Degree Assault Lawyers

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What is Assault?

In Washington State, assault in the first degree is defined as the attempt to harm someone in a way that will cause great bodily harm or death. The attempt is done intentionally and generally with some kind of deadly weapon. Since first degree assault is charged as a class A felony, a convicted defendant can face life in prison. But the State has lesser assault charges: second and third degree assault. 

What is Assault in the Second Degree? 

Second degree assault involves numerous types of harm that may come to a victim such as:

What does Bodily Injury or Bodily Harm Mean?

Bodily injury or bodily harm are terms to describe the severity of harm done to a victim. The harm seriously impairs a victim’s health or comfort. The permanent or severe injuries include, but are not limited to:

What is a Deadly Weapon?

A deadly weapon is any instrument that is designed to inflict harm, or one that can be used to assault someone. 

Is Assault in the Second Degree a Felony?

Yes, second degree assault is charged as a class B felony. A convicted defendant can face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000. 

Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Second Degree Assault Charge?

Yes, a criminal lawyer will help you build a defense to fight your assault charge.

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Last Modified: 08-03-2016 11:54 AM PDT

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