Experienced Washington Defense Lawyer Represents Clients Charged with Assault and Battery
Presenting a strong defense against violent crime charges
If you face assault or battery charges, you may also 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 Michael John Wardell, Attorney at Law, we have experience defending individuals in the criminal justice system charged with assault or battery. I am a strong advocate for the rights of defendants charged with violent crimes and will seek the best possible outcome under the facts of your case.
What is assault and battery?
Generally, under Washington law, the term assault includes both the threat of violence, and any violent or unwanted touching. Assault charges can be based on threats or on actions such as hitting, kicking, punching, pushing, or spitting, and can include striking or grabbing an object closely related to the victim, such as a purse or vehicle. I have experience representing clients accused of any such charges.
Defending a charge of assault.
Assaults charges arise for a variety of reasons. These include: sexual assaults and organized criminal activity as well as arguments, altercations, fights, misunderstandings, accidents, and actions taken in self-defense, or in the defense of others, or of property. . In these cases, investigation, research and strategy are the keys, both to dismantling their case and to building yours.
Reducing the charge and minimizing its consequences
Washington has a number of assault charges of different degrees and with different consequences. Depending on the facts, you may be charged with a higher-level crime than appropriate. I work to get your charges reduced through a variety of tactics including pretrial motions. I also fight to get clients the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances.
For a committed defense, call a Washington criminal law attorney who will fight for you
If you face assault charges, you need a strong defense from an experienced attorney. Call Michael John Wardell, Attorney at Law at 206-923-9980 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation and strategy session at my Seattle, Washington office.