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Have you been accused of assaulting someone? If you or someone you know was arrested for assault, or if you have recently been accused of this offense, you need to take this matter very seriously. Assault is considered a violent crime and is therefore subject to Washington's Persistent Offender Act, which imposes severe and mandatory penalties for repeat offenders convicted of violent criminal acts. Only a highly skilled and dedicated attorney can make a real difference in the outcome of your case.

This is where the attorneys at Perez & Perez Law, PLLC come into the picture. At any stage of your case, even before charges are filed, our firm can provide the legal counsel that can make the difference for you. Assault can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor, with severe penalties imposed upon a conviction. If you have any previous convictions for violent crimes on your record, you may even face greater, enhanced penalties.

Do not let your future be threatened. Contact our firm at (425) 748-5005 for a free case evaluation regarding assault or other violent criminal charges.


Judges have zero tolerance for crimes of violence, and assault is no exception. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged act of assault, a defendant in Washington may face anywhere from gross misdemeanor to class A felony charges. Penalties may range from time in county jail all the way to life in prison.

The following factors may influence the severity of assault charges and potential penalties:

  • Whether a firearm or other deadly weapon was used;
  • Whether the victim suffered great bodily harm;
  • Whether the victim was a peace officer, government employee, child, doctor, etc.
  • The type of attack or act that was carried out upon the victim; and
  • Whether the act was committed as a result of criminal negligence.

When you consider the serious nature of assault charges, there is no substitute for experience in the courtroom.

Call (425) 748-5005 today to find how a Bellevue assault defense lawyer at Perez & Perez Law, PLLC can help.

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