When a no-contact order is issued against you by a judge in a municipal court in Seattle, Tacoma or another Washington community, you may not understand the consequences. The order can prevent you from going home for up to six months while a domestic violence case is pending, for up to two years as a condition of sentence, or for life if the judge so orders.
You need swift action and strong representation to fight a restraining order you feel is unnecessary. At the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, our team of Seattle no-contact order lawyers understands how to combat such orders to preserve your rights and protect your family and your property.
Washington State law allows for a person to ask a judge to grant an order to protect them from another person whose behavior is abusive, threatening, exploitive or seriously alarming. These protection orders are often invoked in the wake of domestic violence incidents, but may be triggered by other circumstances.
If you have been served with a no-contact or restraining order, a personal protection order lawyer in Seattle can offer immediate help. Contact James Newton Law to discuss your options in response to:
A domestic violence protection order, filed by a person who
An anti-harassment protection order, which can be filed
A sexual assault protection order, which can be filed by
As longtime Seattle criminal defense attorneys, our priority is to prevent the issuance of an order of protection against you. Once an order is issued, however, we help you understand the risks involved in order violation, including:
The Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC’s criminal attorneys, serving Seattle, Tacoma and clients throughout the state, help you petition the court to cancel a restraining order, working with Domestic Violence Unit agencies statewide to demonstrate to the judge that you need and deserve access to your home, your children, and your spouse or partner.
If an order of protection has been issues against you, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online for an immediate appointment to discuss your case. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.
Located in Kent, Washington, James Newton Law Office, is a criminal defense law firm representing individuals throughout the Puget Sound area and from across the state. Cities and communities we serve include Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Burien, Renton, Kirkland, Redmond, Lynnwood, Bremerton, Olympia, Aberdeen, Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Mt. Vernon, Bellingham, Yakima, and King County, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston, Skagit, Whatcom, Clark, Yakima, and Kittitas counties as well.