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Domestic Violence Charges in Washington

The state of Washington classifies domestic violence as a criminal act committed by one family member or household member against another, such as assault. A person arrested for domestic violence could face the following consequences:

  • Misdemeanor or felony conviction
  • Probation supervision
  • Counseling
  • No-contact order

At Guadagno Law Group, our team has assisted countless individuals over the last 14+ years who have been accused of domestic violence - oftentimes by a vengeful spouse or partner. If you were recently arrested or accused of a domestic crime, you need to speak with our Seattle domestic violence attorneys as soon as possible. Not taking immediate steps to secure qualified legal representation can lead to harsh penalties.

Accused of domestic abuse? Contact our Seattle domestic violence attorneys today. We proudly offer payment plan options and free initial consultations to our clients in Seattle and the surrounding King County area.

Types of Domestic Violence in Washington

According to Washington state law, RCW 26.50.010, an act of domestic violence against an intimate partner, family member or household resident can include:

  • Physical harm
  • Bodily injury
  • Assault
  • Cause fear of physical harm, bodily injury or assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking

What Is a No Contact Order?

When a "no contact order" is issued, the defendant is ordered to not have any contact, whether in person or via another form of communication such as email or texting, with the victim. A no contact order differs from a restraining order in that a restraining order can be used as a preventative measure, whereas a no contact order is filed after an incident has already taken place.

If a no-contact order is issued against you during the development of your case it can result in a loss of time spent with your loved ones, including your children. Don't let the actions of a bitter spouse or family member prevent you from spending time with your family.

Penalties for Domestic Violence

If you are convicted of a domestic violence crime in Washington, you must pay a $100 fine. If you violate a protective order, it can be considered a gross misdemeanor and you may face the following penalties:

  • $5,000 fine
  • 364 days in jail

You may also face a class C felony for violating a protective order under the following circumstances:

  • If you’ve had two or more prior convictions for violating a protective order
  • If you’ve committed third or fourth-degree assault
  • If by your actions you’ve created serious physical injury or substantial risk of death

For a class C misdemeanor, you could face the following penalties:

  • $10,000 fine
  • 5 years in prison

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With thousands of criminal cases handled and extensive experience both inside and outside of court, our Seattle domestic violence attorneys are well-equipped to handle your case, no matter how complex. We are fully aware that sometimes our clients require emergency legal counsel, which is why we proudly grant our clients 24-hour access to an on-call Seattle domestic violence lawyers should a legal crisis arise.

As our client, you can be sure that your case will not be handed off to a junior associate or paralegal. On the contrary, you can work directly with the same lawyer you meet during your free initial consultation. This allows us to fully comprehend all details of a case, as well as the needs of our clients. When it comes to defending the rights of our clients, we believe that nothing short of high-quality legal services will do.

Facing domestic violence charges? Contact our Seattle domestic violence lawyers today to learn more about how our personalized and aggressive approach can benefit you.

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