What to Do When Facing Both a Domestic Violence Charge and a Domestic Violence Protection Order

When a person is accused of committing a Washington domestic violence crime, the accuser or the alleged victim often files a petition for a domestic violence protection order (DVPO). If granted, the order prohibits the accused from having any contact with the alleged victim. If you are facing both a domestic violence charge and a [...]

By |2021-10-13T22:49:41+00:00August 31st, 2021|Domestic Violence, Legal Terms/General Issues, Protection Orders|Comments Off on What to Do When Facing Both a Domestic Violence Charge and a Domestic Violence Protection Order

No Contact Orders in Washington Domestic Violence Cases

Prosecutors and courts treat domestic violence crimes seriously in Washington State. The term “domestic violence” is generally used to refer to violent acts committed by one family or household member against another or one intimate partner against another. If a domestic violence crime is charged, then the court has the authority to issue a “no [...]

By |2021-08-12T23:51:44+00:00October 16th, 2020|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on No Contact Orders in Washington Domestic Violence Cases

Washington’s Domestic Violence Laws and Penalties

“Domestic violence” (“DV”) is a term generally used to refer to violent acts committed by one family or household member against another. These acts can result in serious mental and physical harm to DV victims – including children. This is why Washington prosecutors aggressively pursue these charges, which typically occurs regardless of the actual circumstances [...]

By |2021-08-18T22:09:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Washington’s Domestic Violence Laws and Penalties
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