Seattle, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: How do I file a assault charge

I was assaulted and the police came to the scene and made a report. I told them I wanted to file. But the Cop just gave me his card with a incident # on it. I've called but can't seem to get a return call.

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Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: I would keep calling the officer, he is the one who can tell you the status of the investigation.

I would also call the prosecutor's office that the report is to be sent to. They can tell you if their office has received the report yet, and if they have made a decision about whether or not to charge. Ultimately, you can tell them your thoughts and what you want to see happen, but they will make the final decision about charging. Calling and letting them know you are interested in seeing the case go forward might be important.

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