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Aiming/Discharging Firearm

Aiming or Discharging a Firearm can be charged in any situation where the facts meet the elements below. An interesting discussion about the depth and breath of the State firearm regulations can be found in Washington Attorney General Opinion - AGO 2008 No. 8.

RCW: 9.41.230 

Classification: Misdemeanor. A simple misdemeanor offense carries up to a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Elements: Aims any firearm, whether loaded or not, or willfully discharges any firearm in a public place or where any person might be endangered.

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.