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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 […]

Second Degree Manslaughter Under Washington Law

Manslaughter is a separate and distinct crime than the offense of murder. Unlike murder, manslaughter does not require a defendant to have acted with premeditation or an intent to kill. Rather, a person commits the offense if he or she kills another person while acting with “criminal negligence.” A conviction of the crime can bring […]

Washington’s Laws on Manslaughter in the First Degree

Like the crime of murder (either first degree or second degree), manslaughter involves the taking of a person’s life. Unlike murder, though, the offense does not involve premeditation or the intentional killing of a victim. Manslaughter in the first degree, rather, involves a person “recklessly” causing the death of another. The crime is a serious […]

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