The filing of false domestic violence charges in Washington State is a serious problem. Often, attorneys hear that police were called in the heat of the moment during a domestic dispute and there was no real fear of injury. Although the plaintiff then wants charges dropped, the police may not cooperate. This is where the Seattle domestic violence attorneys at the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, can help.
Our Seattle sexual assault lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience dealing with law enforcement and defending clients accused of assault, malicious mischief and other forms of domestic abuse. We work with local police and divorce attorneys to get to a clear understanding of your charges and possible consequences.
In the state of Washington, domestic violence refers to any criminal act committed by one family or household member against another. This may include:
Family or household members include people who are now or have formerly been married or resided together, as long as both parties are at least 16 years old. This definition also encompasses people who have children together as well as parent-child, parent-stepchild and grandparent-grandchild relationships. When problems develop between any of these family or household members, our Seattle domestic assault defense attorneys offer immediate response and thorough, sensitive representation.
Being charged with domestic violence can affect your life in many ways. Unfortunately, these serious charges are sometimes levied during divorce proceedings when one parent wants to strengthen his or her case for sole custody of a child. We know how to fight unwarranted domestic violence protection orders that are used to take away your custodial or visitation rights.
If you have been accused of or charged with domestic abuse, it is imperative that you work with a highly experienced Seattle assault attorney to avoid serious consequences including:
It is inadvisable to work with an attorney who handles both divorce and criminal defense. But the skilled Seattle domestic abuse lawyers at James Newton Law work closely with a number of family law attorneys and assemble a team to help you with any divorce-related criminal actions. We work hard to clear your name and guide you through the steps to get your life back.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle domestic violence lawyer today
If you have been charged with domestic abuse, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online for an immediate appointment. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we have defended people from Everett to Puyallup, North Bend to Fife and Ballard to Olympia. We take your call 24 hours a day.