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Apr 28

Battery is offensive or harmful touching, while an assault occurs when someone attempts to commit battery, using threats. While some states treat assault and battery as a single crime, in Washington, an assault charge covers both the threat of force, as well as the actual use of force, subjecting you to assault charges, even in cases where battery occurred. read more

Mar 12

In early February 2020, Seattle detectives arrested a suspect who was linked to two sexual assaults committed more than five years ago. These sexual assault crimes are extremely serious and can carry fines up to $50,000, prison time as high as a life term, or both. read more

Feb 25

Recently Seattle has gotten some bad press, but is Seattle crime truly out of control? Why are so many people convinced that Seattle is a dangerous and violent city full of crime? read more

Jan 21

Hate crimes in Washington are unfortunately more common than many people realize. So when is a crime a hate crime and what happens if you're convicted? read more

Jan 10

When you look at the safest cities in America, you won't find Seattle on the list. Just how safe is Seattle, and what can be done to reduce the crime rates? read more

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