Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges
Law enforcement takes no chances when it comes to domestic violence. In fact, Washington law requires the police to arrest someone if they have “probable cause” to think that abuse occurred. Such “probable cause” can be as simple as the other person claiming that you threatened him or her.
If you were arrested because someone accused you of domestic violence (DV) or a similar offense in Washington, turn to the Kent law firm of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC. The head of our criminal law department, attorney Greg Girard, is a very well-known trial lawyer who has represented individuals charged with a wide array of assault-related crimes and other felonies in King County. You can trust him and our entire legal team to vigorously defend you.
The Penalties Are Serious And Far-Reaching
If you don’t engage the help of a lawyer and merely plead guilty to the charge, you will face very significant penalties. The consequences can include:
- Jail time
- Heavy fines
- Required counseling or treatment
- Loss of your right to carry a gun
- A no-contact order, which can prevent you from entering your home or seeing your children
- Removal/deportation for non-U.S. citizens
Waiting Is Risky — Contact A Lawyer Right Away
Failing to act immediately can seriously endanger your rights and your freedom. As soon as you are charged or accused, call our South King County firm at 253-520-5000 or 877-391-5319. You can also reach us online to arrange a consultation about domestic violence defense.
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