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WPIC35.25Assault—Fourth Degree—Definition

Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11 Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 35.25 (4th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
October 2016 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part VI. Crimes Against Personal Security
WPIC CHAPTER 35. Assault and Reckless Endangerment
WPIC 35.25 Assault—Fourth Degree—Definition
A person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree when he or she commits an assault.
Use this instruction if it will help the jury understand the charged offense or if it is necessary to define this particular offense for the jury. See the Comment to WPIC 4.24 (Definition of the Crime—Form). This instruction is typically used only when fourth degree assault is submitted to the jury as a lesser included offense.
Supplement this instruction with instructions relating to the greater offense charged. Also use WPIC 35.26 (Assault—Fourth Degree—Elements) and WPIC 35.50 (Assault—Definition). If fourth degree assault is the only charge submitted to the jury, do not use this instruction but use WPIC 35.50 (Assault—Definition) and WPIC 35.26 (Assault—Fourth Degree—Elements).
RCW 9A.36.041.
[Current as of December 2015.]
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