Arguments between family members can sometimes become heated. However, it is important that those accused of crimes such as assault have the chance to tell their side of the story, which may be different and more accurate than the one offered by the accuser.
Charges of assault in the state of Washington can have serious consequences, especially if a weapon is involved. It is important that anyone facing accusations of assault thoroughly understand the charges they face.
The crime of assault will be aggressively prosecuted in the state of Washington. Because of this, it is imperative that anyone accused of such a crime understand all the charges against them and any defenses that may be available.
Washington prosecutors often press assault charges after someone is injured in a traffic accident, but it is relatively rare to hear about a case of vehicular assault that was allegedly committed on purpose. Recently in King County court, a woman was charged with assault after police said she intentionally ran her car into a bicyclist in an effort to injure the man.
It's rare for anyone to like and agree with another person all the time. Most of the time people, even friends, get into arguments on occasion. In many cases, these arguments are harmless and people move on quickly. However, sometimes arguments between two people can become physical. In these situations Washington police may get involved and criminal charges may be filed.
With football season starting up again, fans are getting excited and perhaps renewing old rivalries with fans of opposing teams. Sometimes, this kind of thing gets out of hand. King County prosecutors said they expect to charge a Kent man with second-degree assault after they said he sucker-punched a fan of an opposing team at a Seattle Seahawks game last fall.
A King County man faces multiple criminal charges after police said he pointed a gun at a stranger and demanded an apology for everything that white people have done against black people. When the other man offered him his wallet, the alleged assailant refused to take it, police said. After the victim offered an apology, police said the man walked away.
A man was arrested and locked up in King County Jail after police alleged that he pulled out a gun and threatened people on a Seattle basketball court. The man will face charges of felony malicious harassment.
King County prosecutors have filed assault charges against a man they say was involved in a shootout that left a bystander dead. Police have declined to state which of the two men involved in the gunfight was the person responsible for firing the fatal shot.
Washington has legalized the sale of marijuana, but this change has not entirely eliminated the risk of violence that came with illegal marijuana sales in the past. In King County recently a man was shot in what police described as pot deal gone wrong.