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Lynnwood Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Defends Assault 4 Crimes

Assault Crime Charges in a Domestic Violence Case

Assault 4 domestic violence is the most common DV (domestic violence) charge in Washington state. It does not take much to get arrested for Assault 4 domestic violence in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Seattle or anywhere else in Washington state. While the term "assault" is not defined by Washington statute, case law has defined "assault" broadly to roughly mean "any unwanted touching." Therefore, if the police are called to an incident and they believe that any unwanted touching has occurred, whatsoever, they are going to arrest whoever they determine to be the "primary aggressor." The police have no choice in the matter, as state law requires that the police arrest the primary aggressor if there is probable cause to believe that an assault occurred within the last four hours. Assault 4 is a gross misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of a $5000 fine and one year in jail.

Being convicted of Assault 4-DV can ruin your life. If you are convicted of Assault 4-DV you will lose your right to possess firearms. Even worse, you will lose your ability to freely travel outside of the state due to the terms of the newly adopted interstate offender compact. You will also likely be issued a no-contact order preventing you from contacting your loved ones and possibly from returning home. Finally, if convicted of Assault 4-DV you may be jailed, fined, and ordered to complete a years worth of costly and expensive domestic violence treatment.

Due to the serious, life altering consequences of an Assault 4 domestic violence charge, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable domestic violence defense attorney immediately after your arrest. I have been successfully defending Assault 4-DV charges for over a decade. Prosecutors do not like these types of charges because often times the alleged victim is not on their side. I prosecuted these types of charges for over seven years. I know what motivates the prosecutor and how best to use that knowledge to secure you the best

What are the Possible Defenses to Assault Domestic Violence Charges in Snohomish County, King County, or Elsewhere in Washington State?

While domestic violence assault charges are some the of the most serious you can face in Washington state, the good news is that for a skilled domestic violence defense attorney an Assault 4-DV charge also presents some of the greatest opportunities for a successful defense.

Often the best defense is the defense that you are innocent of the alleged unwanted touching. The prosecutor must prove that you assaulted the victim beyond a reasonable doubt. This can be difficult as most domestic violence cases are "he said, she said." The police almost never witness an alleged assault in person as it happens. With all of the possible ways people can be injured and all of the motivations of the other party to lie, proving what happened beyond a reasonable doubt can be next to impossible in some cases. Another common defense is self-defense. You have the right to defend yourself from being attacked or restrained. The added benefit of a self-defense claim is that if you are found not-guilty by a jury due to self-defense, you may be able to recover the entire cost of your defense including attorney fees and time off work. Finally, even if you did something wrong, or admitted to the unwanted touching, we may be able to negotiate a good result for you, even avoiding a conviction, if the case was not serious or if the victim provides the appropriate input to the prosecutor. Regardless, if you are charged with domestic violence assault you need to see me at once. I need to interview you and begin working on your defense as soon as possible. With early intervention, I will work hard to avoid a no-contact order being issued against you and do everything in my power to minimize the long-term effect this type of charge can have on your life.

Why Call Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Lance Fryrear?

While many attorneys refuse to handle domestic violence cases, I focus intensely on defending domestic violence in my practice every day. I know the special challenges the prosecutor faces in trying to convict you of domestic violence. I prosecuted domestic violence charges for seven years myself. I also know how devastating it is for you to be charged with domestic violence. As you can see from my client reviews, I will do everything in my power to help you through this difficult event, both in court and emotionally as well. While I cannot change the fact that you were charged with domestic violence, I give you the best chance at keeping the matter of your record and getting you life back to normal as quickly as possible. Give me a call now and I'll be there for you.

Do everything possible to get the help you need regarding your assault case and contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear immediately.

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