Crimes deemed to be domestic violence are rigorously prosecuted in Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and Snohomish counties. Unfortunately, arguments or fights that end with a call to 911 and an arrest will result in aggressive criminal prosecution and no contact orders being issued against the defendant. At Powers & Costeck, PLLC Attorneys at Law, we have criminal defense attorneys with experience in domestic violence cases to vigorously represent our clients in Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and Sedro Woolley, WA.
The domestic violence laws in Washington are complex and may initiate a range of events, such as no contact orders, the end of a relationship, time in jail, and the defendant may even be sued in civil court by the alleged victim. In addition to your personal life, your employment may be affected, particularly for defendants that hold professional licenses, such as attorneys, doctors, teachers, nurses, and other professionals, or security clearances, such as law enforcement and government employees.
In addition to consequences to family relationships and employment, there can be other serious penalties for a conviction of domestic violence, so you need to contact a domestic violence lawyer. For example, an individual who is not a citizen of the Unite d States may be deported, be denied naturalization, and excluded from admission or readmission to the country. If you are a sportsman, your right to bear arms may be terminated and you will be forbidden from owning or possessing firearms.
Hiring an experienced domestic violence lawyer is essential, if you have been charged with domestic violence, which may include charges of assault, malicious mischief, or other crimes. We specialize in domestic violence and can provide a criminal attorney to defend you against charges in Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and Sedro Woolley, WA. Please contact our office at (360) 419-0809 to discuss your case with a defense lawyer.