(1) A person is guilty of assault in the fourth degree if, under circumstances not amounting to assault in the first, second, or third degree, or custodial assault, he or she assaults another.

Terms Used In Washington Code 9A.36.041

  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
(2) Assault in the fourth degree is a gross misdemeanor.
NOTES:
Effective date1986 c 257 §§ 3-10: See note following RCW 9A.04.110.
Effective date1987 c 188: See note following RCW 9A.36.100.
Severability1986 c 257: See note following RCW 9A.56.010.