Overview of Domestic Violence Charges and Allegations in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and the Rest of Snohomish County, Washington, as well as Skagit County and King County
Domestic Violence Lawyers in Washington State- Call (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation with lawyers practicing in King, Skagit and Snohomish Counties
Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has extensive history representing those charged with Domestic Violence crimes. Recent results include: dismissals, not guilty verdicts in jury trials, reductions, removing domestic violence tags, dropping of no-contact orders, and other non-conviction results.
Generally, a domestic violence crime is a crime that involves either a) physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear or imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or b) sexual assault, or c) stalking, by one family or household member against another.
The definition of family or household member is quite expansive, and encompasses spouses, domestic partners, former spouses, people who have a child together, adult persons related by blood or marriage, adults who have lived together or are living together, people who are sixteen years or older and have had a dating relationship with each other, parents, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and grandparents.
Basically, if you are related to someone, or have lived with that person, you both are probably family or household members.
People who are alleged to have committed a domestic violence crime are subject to stiff penalties, including:
- Losing firearm rights
- Issuance of no-contact orders between the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator
- Jail time
- Inability to serve any jail time on electronic home monitoring.
- Fines and court costs
- Domestic violence treatment classes
- Impact on custody or divorce proceedings
- Deportation or denial of naturalization
- Essentially any crime can be a “Domestic Violence” crime, provided it meets the requirements above. Typical crimes include assault (from 1st to 4th degree), Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence, Malicious Mischief, Harassment, Stalking, Violating a No-Contact Order, among many others.
If you have, or someone you care about has, been charged with a Domestic Violence crime in Snohomish or Skagit County, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation. Our experienced domestic violence lawyers practice in all of Snohomish County, from Arlington to Edmonds, Everett to Lake Stevens, to Lynnwood, to Monroe and to Marysville. We also defend those charged with domestic violence in Burlington, Washington, Mount Vernon, Washington, and the rest of Skagit County.
Assault in the fourth degree. – RCW 9A.36.041
- (1) A person is guilty of assault in the fourth degree if, under circumstances not amounting to assault in the first, second, or third degree, or custodial assault, he or she assaults another.
- (2) Assault in the fourth degree is a gross misdemeanor.
- Assault in the third degree – RCW 9A.36.031
- Assault in the second degree – RCW 9A.36.021
- Assault in the first degree – RCW 9A.36.011