Spokane Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Defending Those Accused of Family Violence
Facing a domestic violence charge is a very serious matter. Depending on the circumstances, such a charge can have a dramatic impact on your life and your freedom. Therefore, it is vital to have a strong legal advocate whose sole goal is to see that your side of the story is told, that your legal rights are protected, and that your best interests are tenaciously pursued throughout your case.
At Phelps & Associates, our legal team has an abundance of experience in handling domestic violence charges and uses a team-oriented approach to ensure your case receives the attention it deserves. When you come to us, you will have the benefit of all of us working together to help you seek the most favorable outcome. Our Spokane domestic violence defense attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your future.
Domestic Violence Charges in Washington
In Washington, almost any crime falls under the category of domestic violence if it is an offense against a family member, household member, or dating partner. These crimes are typically punished by by the full extent of the law. Domestic violence accusations carry their own penalties that can follow you for year.
Common domestic violence crimes include:
- Reckless endangerment
- Criminal trespass
- Malicious mischief
- Violation of a restraining order,
- Residential burglary
- Interference with the report of a domestic violence incident
Penalties for Domestic Violence
Depending on the circumstances of your case, such as whether bodily injury was inflicted and who was the alleged victim, domestic violence charges range from a misdemeanor to a Class A felony. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail while felonies carry lengthy prison sentences.
Other penalties include being subject to a no-contact (restraining) order that prohibits you from calling, texting, or mailing the victim, court-ordered counseling, the loss of your right to own a gun, restrictions or loss of custody or visitation rights, and potential loss of immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen.
Bring Your Case to a Proven Legal Team
Phelps & Associates has been helping clients in the Spokane area since 1996 and has conducted hundreds of trials. Take advantage of our proven results and dedication to providing genuine help and support during your legal crisis.
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