Disorderly Conduct / Assault IV

There are three recognized definitions of “assault”: (1) an attempt, with unlawful force, to inflict bodily injury upon another; (2) an unlawful touching with criminal intent; and (3) putting another in apprehension of harm whether or not the actor intends to inflict or is incapable of inflicting that harm. In other words, an individual can be charged and convicted of assault regardless of whether an injury occurred.  The prosecutor need not prove injury in his or her case in chief.  In my humble opinion, aggressive representation is essential in defending assault cases.  Assault in the fourth degree (Assault IV) is a gross misdemeanor punishable up to one (1) year in jail and a $5,000.00 fine.

If you have been charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence (Assault IV-DV) in Vancouver, Washington, or in its neighboring cities or counties, please contact Matthew R. Hoff, Attorney at Law. A fourth degree domestic violence assault (Assault IV) conviction can impact your job, family, housing, constitutionally protected rights and, most importantly, your freedom. If you are a member of the military, an Assault IV or any other domestic violence conviction can have particularly devastating consequences upon your career. Loss of your right to possess a firearm is a mandatory consequence of a domestic violence conviction, even if you are in the armed services.  A felony domestic violence conviction can result in all of the above negative consequences plus your voting rights.  A domestic violence conviction can result in fines, fees, probation, jail/prison, year long domestic violence perpetrators program and court mandated no contact orders.  If you have been charged with Assault IV, it is essential that you hire a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can assert your rights, protect your interests, and assist you in navigating the complexities of domestic violence defense.

Free, In Person Consultation.

Please contact criminal defense attorney, Matthew R. Hoff, to schedule a free initial consultation if you have been charged with Assault IV (fourth degree domestic assault), sexual assault, stalking / harassment, violation of a no contact order, interfering with a reporting of a domestic violence, disorderly conduct or malicious mischief.  I prefer in-person consultations. That way neither of us are just voices on a phone.  A calendared consult also assures undivided attention where the focus is on you and the task at hand.  Regardless of duration, the attorney-client relationship is a special one.  Meeting in person is a great way to make sure we are all on the same page regarding scope, direction, expectations and goals of representation.  Same day, Evening and Weekend appointments are available.

Matthew R. Hoff, Attorney at Law, is a Vancouver, Washington law firm devoted to criminal defense. I have extensive experience defending individuals who have been charged with Assault IV and other crimes. Attorney Hoff has secured dismissals of criminal charges pre-trial, acquittals after jury verdicts, and favorable outcomes in plea negotiations through out his career. I fight aggressively for all of my clients. In fact, when I consider it to be in the best interests of my clients, I work in collaboration with private investigators and experts to get a full picture of the circumstances behind the accusations, with the aim of developing a strong, firm defense.

Please contact our firm today to learn how we can help you. Call (360) 693-6228.