Let’s Talk Protection Orders

What is a protection order? Is a protection order the same thing as a restraining order? Hey, what about a no contact order? How do I know if I can get a protection order and which one? What do I do if someone serves me with a protection order? Protection orders are the source of …

I LOST MY TEMPER…. NOW WHAT?

The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many it is just stressful and overwhelming. There can be unrealistic expectations for joy and gift giving, financial pressures and strain, and tense family dynamics. Tempers flare and emotions run high during the holiday season. With heightened stress levels …

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is intended to increase awareness and advocacy across the nation. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence describes some of the key themes of DVAM including mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and joining together to end violence. The National Network to End Domestic …

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMES IN WA STATE: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU INTERFERE WITH REPORTING?

Washington state law ardently prosecutes crimes of domestic violence, and conviction can involve very serious and long-lasting consequences. This is not to be taken lightly. Furthermore, if you commit a crime of domestic violence and then in any way prevent or attempt to prevent the victim from reporting the crime, you may face an additional …

HIGHLIGHTED CASE SUMMARY: LIFE CHANGING CONSEQUENCES WHEN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE ESCALATES OUT OF CONTROL

Practice Area:  Criminal Description:   Our client was charged with Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th degree (DV Assault 4) in District Court. This client held a professional license and was in jeopardy of losing her job and marriage. This was a highly stressful situation for our client, with so much on the line. After investigation identified …

HIGHLIGHTED CASE SUMMARY: A SIMPLE DISPUTE AT HOME CAN QUICKLY RESULT IN CRIMINAL CHARGES

Practice Area:  Criminal Description:   A domestic dispute between husband and wife reportedly escalated. During a physical altercation between the couple, the husband’s alleged actions led to charges of Assault 4, Theft 3, and Interference with Domestic Violence Reporting. After thorough investigation, victim interview, and negotiation with the prosecutor, we obtained a resolution for our client …

IN THE HEAT OF A SUPERBOWL LOSS…….

In the heat of a Superbowl loss and in other times of significant stress…….be mindful of your behavior and of the potential life changing consequences. Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th degree (Assault 4) is the most common DV (domestic violence) charge in Washington State. The truth is it doesn’t take much to be arrested on a …