Criminal Assault Defense Attorney
Under Washington state law, assault and battery charges can quickly be escalated or piled on top of each other, based on the circumstances of the alleged attack and depending on the extent of force used.
If the alleged assailant caused fear for the victim of imminent bodily harm or violence, he or she can be charged with assault — even if no violent act occurred. If the violent act occurred, through force or bodily contact, battery will be charged on top of assault. If the alleged assailant used excessive force, caused severe bodily injury or used a weapon to injure the victim, aggravated battery charges can be added.
If you have been charged with criminal assault or battery, or if you are under investigation for such offenses, it is important that you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Defense attorney Michael E. Zanol of Wenatchee, Washington, has defended individuals for more than 30 years and fights to protect clients from the full brunt of sentencing.
Mr. Zanol handles all forms of assault and battery, including:
- Assault in the fourth degree, or temple assault
- Aggravated battery
- Bar fights
- Domestic violence
He will conduct his own investigation of the incident to prevent additional charges from being filed and negotiate with prosecutors and judges for the best available result. If you have any prior offenses that could complicate your case or negatively impact the outcome, he will work with prosecutors to mitigate the impact they will have on the current case.
To learn more about your options following assault and battery charges, please contact Mr. Michael E. Zanol today at 509-872-5113.