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Misdemeanor Assaults and Felony Assaults

Assault is a crime of violence, and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. “Assault” has been interpreted by Washington courts to mean an intentional (that is, not accidental) touching of another person that is either harmful or offensive, regardless of whether the other person was injured

Assault in the Fourth Degree

A person commits Assault in the Fourth Degree when he intentionally assaults another person. Assault in the fourth degree is a gross misdemeanor. A common situation involving Assault 4th Degree includes altercations between neighbors, at a public forum, or “road rage” situations. Whatever the situation you find yourself, you deserve the best representation available with the goal of keeping this charge off your record because any assault conviction can affect your job, your personal life and your future.

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