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Title 9A (Washington Criminal Code), Chapter 9A.36 (Assault - Physical Harm)

United States

9A.36.160: Failing to Summon Assistance.

A person is guilty of the crime of failing to summon assistance if:
(1) He or she was present when a crime was committed against another person; and
(2) He or she knows that the other person has suffered substantial bodily harm as a result of the crime committed against the other person and that the other person is in need of assistance; and
(3) He or she could reasonably summon assistance for the person in need without danger to himself or herself and without interference with an important duty owed to a third party; and
(4) He or she fails to summon assistance for the person in need; and
(5) Another person is not summoning or has not summoned assistance for the person in need of such assistance.

9A.36.160: Failing to Summon Assistance – Penalty.

A violation of RCW 9A.36.160 is a misdemeanor.

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