In Washington State, domestic violence charges often arise in the heat of the moment and become a serious problem when law enforcement refuses a victim’s request to drop charges. Domestic violence charges can also be added to other criminal charges of any kind, further complicating your legal troubles.
The Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC has handled thousands of domestic violence cases. Our domestic violence lawyers in Seattle have prepared answers to some commonly asked questions. And we are always available to answer any others you have about your own circumstances.
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When you are facing domestic violence charges, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online to schedule a free initial consultation. 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.
Domestic violence is physical, sexual, economic, emotional or psychological abuse by an intimate partner, a family member or even an unrelated household member against another. The word “violence” does not necessarily denote that a violent act was involved. Domestic violence charges can include assault, malicious mischief, harassment, theft and more. And the consequences can be extremely serious.
Yes. Minor physical injuries, or even the threat of violence, may result in an arrest in a domestic violence case. However, the severity of the injury may influence the specific charge brought. Domestic violence charges can have a serious impact on the rest of your life. Schedule a consultation with an experienced Seattle criminal defense lawyer today.
Protective orders are used to prevent contact between victims and alleged domestic violence abusers. A Protective Order can seriously limit your freedom and impede your actions, and can also affect divorce and child custody proceedings. If you have been served with an Order of Protection, contact a Seattle criminal attorney to review your options for fighting a restraining order you feel is unnecessary.
In Washington State, allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously. And the law applies whether the relationship is current or former. If you ever lived together or dated, or are blood relatives, domestic violence charges may be brought. As soon as you find out that a complaint has been filed or a no-contact order issued against you, contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately.
If you are convicted on a domestic violence charge in Washington State, you will lose your right to possess a firearm. This prohibition is permanent unless you successfully petition the court for reinstatement of your right. Even if you are in the military or make your living in law enforcement, you will be subject to this limitation. Schedule a free consultation with our domestic violence attorneys today to learn about your options.