Assault 2 Defense
Dealing with an Assault 2 (Assault in the Second Degree) charge can be an upsetting experience — Attorney Phil Weinberg will help you navigate the challenges you face.
Assault charges carry serious consequences in Washington. If you have been charged; or think you might be charged with assault, you need an experienced and effective defense attorney on your side. Having the right legal representation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Attorney Phil Weinberg has been defending those accused of assault in Washington for over 25 years. Call (425) 806-7200 today for a free consultation.
About Assault 2 charges in Washington
Assault 2 – An All Too Common Nightmare
Assault in the Second Degree
(1) A person is guilty of assault in the second degree if he or she, under circumstances not amounting to assault in the first degree:
(a) Intentionally assaults another and thereby recklessly inflicts substantial bodily harm; or
(b) Intentionally and unlawfully causes substantial bodily harm to an unborn quick child by intentionally and unlawfully inflicting any injury upon the mother of such child; or
(c) Assaults another with a deadly weapon; or
(d) With intent to inflict bodily harm, administers to or causes to be taken by another, poison or any other destructive or noxious substance; or
(e) With intent to commit a felony, assaults another; or
(f) Knowingly inflicts bodily harm which by design causes such pain or agony as to be the equivalent of that produced by torture; or
(g) Assaults another by strangulation or suffocation.
(2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, assault in the second degree is a class B felony.
(b) Assault in the second degree with a finding of sexual motivation under RCW 9.94A.835 or RCW 13.40.135 is a class A felony.
Look at our legislature’s intent as to the above assault 2 statute:
Finding—2007 c 79: “The legislature finds that assault by strangulation may result in immobilization of a victim, may cause a loss of consciousness, injury, or even death, and has been a factor in a significant number of domestic violence related assaults and fatalities. While not limited to acts of assault against an intimate partner, assault by strangulation is often knowingly inflicted upon an intimate partner with the intent to commit physical injury, or substantial or great bodily harm. Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. The particular cruelty of this offense and its potential effects upon a victim both physically and psychologically, merit its categorization as a ranked felony offense under chapter 9A.36 RCW.” [ 2007 c 79 § 1.]
I have had great success defending against Assault 2 charges, including Assault 2 DV (Domestic Violence), which is a strike offense. If you have been charged with any Assault 2, do not delay getting an experienced Washington Assault Attorney.
Call Attorney Phil Weinberg at (425) 806-7200. During your free initial consultation, attorney Phil Weinberg will meet with you to discuss the issues you are facing.
Building a Sound Defense for Your Assault 2 Case
As your defense attorney, my objective is to protect your rights and reputation. After establishing a thorough understanding of the details of your specific situation, I will advise you on the steps we must take to build the strongest defense for your unique case.
As with any case, my primary goal is to identify credible reasons to have the charges against you dismissed. Examples of this may be that you were acting in self-defense, defense of others or defense of your property. The next step is to engage in negotiations to avoid conviction and prevent or minimize the penalties you face. A strategic negotiation can often avoid or reduce sanctions such as fines, treatment requirements or jail time.
Don’t face an Assault 2 charge alone, call Attorney Phil Weinberg
As a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney, I will put my expertise in defending against assault charges in King and Snohomish counties to work for you. If you are charged with assault in Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Seattle, Redmond, Kent, Federal Way, Woodinville, Monroe, Bothell, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Marysville or Arlington; call me, Attorney Phil Weinberg, at (425) 806-7200 today for a thorough initial consultation at no cost.