Harassment in Washington State

Under Washington law, you commit the crime of harassment if you threaten someone else and the other person is placed in reasonable fear because of the threat. Harassment is a serious criminal offense that can result in a jail or state prison sentence. Please contact a criminal defense attorney now if you or a loved [...]

By |2022-11-16T21:54:22+00:00November 16th, 2022|Domestic Violence, Protection Orders, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Harassment in Washington State

Washington Law on Stalking

Under Washington criminal law, people commit the crime of stalking if they repeatedly harass or follow another person, and as a result, the person fears for his or her safety. The offense can lead to felony charges punishable by several years in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing a stalking charge, [...]

By |2022-10-05T15:07:34+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Protection Orders|Comments Off on Washington Law on Stalking

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 |2022-10-11T05:27:03+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

COMMON PROTECTION ORDERS IN WASHINGTON

The criminal defense attorneys at Black & Askerov assist both petitioners and respondents in protection order cases in Seattle and other Washington communities. While there are several types of protection orders under Washington law, three of the most common include: Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Anti-Harassment Orders, and Sexual Assault Protection Orders. Please know that a [...]

By |2022-11-03T22:37:14+00:00February 15th, 2018|Protection Orders|Comments Off on COMMON PROTECTION ORDERS IN WASHINGTON
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