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Assault Fourth Degree

Assault in the Fourth Degree is intentional, non-consensual offensive touching, striking, cutting, shooting or act intentionally creating reasonable apprehension of imminent bodily injury or act intentionally attempting to cause such injury.  Assault in the fourth degree can be charged in any situation where the facts meet the statutory elements in RCW 9A.36.041

Classification: Gross Misdemeanor.   A gross misdemeanor offense carries up to a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.  If the alleged victim is a family member, roommate or intimate partner a domestic violence designation may attach implicating firearm rights and triggering additional penalties.

Pewitt Law Can Help with Your Charge. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a crime, Pewitt Law is here to represent your interests. As a seasoned criminal lawyer, Ms. Pewitt considers the whole picture, including what may happen after your case is over. She realizes this charge could impact your entire future and she will make your case a priority as she fights for the best possible result.

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.