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Have an Experienced Attorney on Your Side

We understand the strain that can be caused having been charged with a crime. A domestic violence charge can take a toll on you mentally, emotionally and financially. A domestic violence conviction could mean the loss of some job positions, loss of firearm rights, no-contact orders, court-ordered treatment, loss of federal funding, and loss of child custody. Hiring a good lawyer may be the smartest decision you make.

Under Washington law, “domestic violence” involves a crime against another family or household member, including those in a current or former dating relationship. Example of domestic violence include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assault
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Trespass
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Violation of a No Contact Order
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Unlawful imprisonment

Domestic incidents often happen behind closed doors. There are often no police or third-party witnesses to what happened, and no physical evidence to show such as video surveillance. People sometimes call the police merely seeking help in sorting out and calming down a situation, and the police instead end up making a hasty arrest. Police officers sometimes make snap decisions without a thorough investigation. The evidence can be muddy and conflicting. It is not uncommon for an accuser to overstate something to a police officer, and later tell our defense investigators a different version of events. Our defense team is willing to work for you and leave no stone unturned. 


I have successfully defended against hundreds of criminal cases. I know that every case presents unique circumstances requiring a hand-tailored defense strategy. Our office takes the time to understand your side of the story, represent you in court, fight to protect your rights and work to get the best possible results. Contact our office today using the contact form here, or call (360) 726-3571.