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Assault in Olympia

Being a crime of violence, it is important to take an assault charge very seriously. In addition to penalties like jail and fines, a conviction can prohibit you from getting jobs and even renting a place to stay. The type of assault you actually face will depend on the circumstances of your case.

The most serious type of assault is 1°. Assault 1° is a class A felony which means the maximum penalty is life in prison and a $50,000 fine. Assault 2° is slightly less serious by being a class B felony, which means the maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Below that is an assault 3° charge which is a class C felony. Class C felonies have a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The least serious of them all is assault 4° which is a gross misdemeanor and has a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. The prosecutor will determine what degree to charge you with based on certain key factors, including the level of harm inflicted or potentially could have been inflicted, whether there were any weapons involved, who the victim was, and what was the intend of the assault.

Assault No matter what type of assault you are facing, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The potential ramifications of a conviction are extremely serious. One of our experienced attorneys will be happy to speak with you and answer your questions about what you could be facing.

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