Once a phone call 911 is placed and a domestic violence allegation is made in Washington State, someone is going to jail. The police will arrive and make a snap judgement as to who the “primary aggressor” is and then take you away. You’ll be in jail at least overnight before you can see a judge. Then, once you are out of custody, in almost every case, a no contact order gets put in place. If you live with the alleged victim, this can turn everything upside down for you.
We understand how stressful a domestic violence charge can be. We’re here to help. We fight domestic violence cases on a daily basis and have proven strategies to successfully defend against them and get you the best possible resolution.
Below, you’ll find answers to many common questions related to domestic violence allegations, but the best way to make sure your individual questions are answered is to simply give us a call for a free, no strings attached consultation.
The relationship between the parties involved. If the person accusing you is a family member, or you are in a dating relationship, or you live together, then there’s a good chance the offense will be labeled as “domestic violence.”
Because every case has its own unique set of facts and circumstances, it’s not possible for us to tell you what result you will get on your particular case until we have had a chance to fully litigate it. That said, here are some potential results; all of which we have achieved for our clients:
We explain these potential outcomes in a little more detail further down the page, but it’s best to simply call us for a full explanation of what these outcomes mean and how we can achieve them.
The answer to this varies depending on your particular situation, but there are three universal pieces of advice:
From there, we need to hear more about your individual situation to advise your further. In the meantime, please view our video below on the subject and visit our Under Investigation page.
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