In the state of Washington, allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously. What may have started out as a moment of confusion and anger between family members, or household members who are not related, may lead to felony or misdemeanor criminal charges that can adversely affect your life. As soon as you find out that a complaint has been filed or a no-contact order issued, you should speak with one of the experienced Seattle domestic assault attorneys at the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC to protect yourself against the serious consequences of a domestic violence allegation.
Domestic violence goes well beyond the strict definition of a violent act between family members. Any crime — including harassment, malicious mischief, theft and assault — can be charged as a domestic violence offense when perpetrated by one family or household member against another. That means that even stealing cash from a roommate can result in a domestic violence charge.
And if you are convicted of a domestic violence crime of any type, you will lose your right to possess firearms for life. Additional consequences may include:
With more than 60 years of combined experience, the Seattle domestic violence attorneys of the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC handle domestic violence theft and domestic violence assault charges of all kinds. When faced with serious allegations that could affect your freedom and reputation, rely on our accomplished felony lawyers in Seattle to provide aggressive defense that gets results.
In Seattle, Tacoma and throughout Washington State, domestic violence property offense charges can result from a failure to comply with a restraining order or other terms of a criminal charge. If you are faced with DV theft, criminal trespass or residential burglary charges, our Seattle criminal defense lawyers know how to protect your rights and fight for your best outcome.
The attorneys of James Newton Law work with the alleged victim to develop a relationship and encourage honest communication. We have you evaluated by a treatment agency we trust, and work with the prosecutor to see that all facts related to the case, including your behavior since the charges were filed, are considered. We know the law and we fight to win on your behalf.
If you have been charged with domestic violence theft or DV assault, 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 serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.