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Ellensburg Domestic Violence Attorney

Protecting the Rights & Freedom of Clients in Kittitas County & Central Washington

Being arrested for domestic violence can have significant repercussions, such as being subject to a restraining order, temporarily losing custody of your child, and giving up your firearms. If you are convicted, then you may be sentenced to a lengthy jail sentence. Unfortunately, false accusations occur all the time, which is why it is important to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

If you have recently been arrested for domestic violence, do not hesitate to let Ellensburg Law, PLLC defend you throughout the entire legal process. Our legal team knows how even mere accusations can harm your professional reputation and personal life, which is why we can listen to your side of the story, determine your available legal options, and help you obtain the most favorable result in court.

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Domestic Violence Laws in Washington

Law enforcement officials throughout the country take domestic violence calls very seriously. In fact, many states have “mandatory arrest” policies, which require officers to make an arrest if they have probable cause to believe that a domestic offense occurred.

In Washington, a police officer must arrest a person if he/she has reason to believe that a family or household member was assaulted within the past four hours and the actual assault was a felony, resulted in bodily injury, or intended to cause someone else to fear imminent serious injury or death. Furthermore, if a person violates a protection order, then the police must make an arrest.

Family and household members include:

  • A current or former spouse

  • A current or former domestic partner

  • A person you share a child with

  • A relative by blood or through marriage

  • A current or former housemate or roommate

  • A current or former dating partner

  • A parent

  • A child

  • A grandparent

  • A grandchild

Domestic assault is generally considered either a misdemeanor or a gross misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are punishable by a jail sentence of up to 90 days and/or maximum fine of $1,000, while gross misdemeanors carry a maximum jail term of 364 days and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

However, if domestic assault causes substantial bodily injury or the victim is a minor, then the offense will be charged as a felony. A felony domestic violence conviction can result in a jail sentence of more than one year.

Violating a protection order is a gross misdemeanor. However, if violating a protection order involves committing a third- or fourth-degree misdemeanor, a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death, or a person with two or more prior convictions for violating a protection order, then the offense is a Class C felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.

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Not only does a conviction lead to harsh criminal penalties, but it will also result in a permanent criminal record, which can make it extremely difficult to obtain employment, find a place to live, apply to college, and live a normal life. Our firm is ready to defend you from start to finish and help you get your life back on track.

Contact us today at (509) 553-0900 to speak with our Ellensburg domestic violence lawyer today.

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Attorney Deborah King is former major crimes prosecutor with over two decades of criminal defense experience.

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  • Will Tirelessly Fight to Protect Your Rights
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