Assault & Battery

Seattle Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Assault and battery provides more protection for the accused party than perhaps any other crime. Washington state recognizes self defense, and I have noted over the course of my career that judges and juries view defendants charged with assault and battery more favorably if they were acting out of self defense.

I'm John Polito, a lawyer in Bellevue, Washington, who defends clients in assault and battery cases. I have nearly 25 years of experience handling cases ranging from 4th degree assault to felony assault in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma,, and other cities in western Washington state.

The law in Washington is that people have a right to stand their ground in the face of any assault. You do not have a duty to retreat and have the right to use reasonable force to defend yourself.

Assault and battery cases require aggressive hands-on attention from your lawyer to the specific details of the accusation. If I believe my client has a significant anger problem, then counseling might be a useful option, as well as a way to mitigate any sanctions he or she may face. Please note, however, that I am not going to persuade a client to take a counseling class just to make my job as an attorney easier.

If you were not the aggressor and believe that you were acting in self defense, I will provide diligent representation. When necessary, I employ a team of experts to assist me in refuting the claims of the prosecution's experts.

Free consultation: Contact me, attorney John J. Polito, for a no-cost assessment of your case and your options. From my office in Bellevue, Washington, I serve clients in Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. I accept all major credit cards for your convenience. Please call my office at (425) 214-1032, or my cell phone at (206) 371-9870.