Recent Victories for Ashbach Law Offices

DV Lawyer – Results for Brian Ashbach

DV Lawyer Defense – year in recap

As the holidays approach each year, we like to look back at the cases we have handled, and the people and families we have helped. When people are in search of a DV lawyer, the process of selecting one can be overwhelming. It is important to pick an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. Brian Ashbach is that DV Lawyer, with the track record of great results, helping clients escape the nightmare of a DV allegation and the possible ramifications if things go poorly.

In reviewing results from 2017 (prior to Thanksgiving), we notice a strong trend of great results we obtain for our clients, whether they are charged with gross misdemeanors or felonies. Below is a brief summary of our DV practice. While the results provided below are real, each case must be independently evaluated and handled, so we (or any lawyer) cannot guarantee a specific result for a specific case. But when you are searching for a DV lawyer, please keep our track record in mind.

Assault 4 DV results

So far in 2017, we have finished representation on 36 clients charged with Assault 4 DV. Of these 36 cases, 27 cases have been outright dismissed. Four (4) of the cases were reduced to Non-DV disorderly Conduct (while two (2) of the cases were reduced to Non-DV assaults (each resulting in no loss of gun rights, no jail, etc.) On two (2) cases our clients were found “Not guilty” at jury trial, and on one (1) case, our client was convicted at jury. That case is currently on appeal due to some unusual rulings that materially affected the case.

Not included in those figures are the handful of clients who are on diversionary agreements (a probationary period before the charge is dismissed).

Our geographic practice area for Assault 4 DV clients is broad. The above results have been obtained in the Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and King Counties. Our representation area (and these results) includes, but isn’t limited to the following cities: Anacortes, Arlington, Bellingham Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Vernon, Renton and Seattle).

If you are in need of a DV Lawyer for your (or family member’s) Assault 4 DV allegation, choose wisely. Choose Brian Ashbach.

For a free, no-pressure consultation, call 360.659.4950 or text 360.474.7872. You can also confidentially email us here.

Other DV results

The most common form of DV charges are for assault 4th degree, but the “DV tag” can be applied to many other allegations, and we handle those as well as part of our DV lawyer practice.
Other results include:
– Two clients charged with 2nd degree assault DV (felony) – each was reduced to a misdemeanor
– Two clients charged with violation of a no-contact order – each case was dismissed
– One client charged with a felony violation of a no-contact order – this case was dismissed
– One client charged with harassment DV – this case was dismissed
– Four clients charged with Malicious Mischief 3 DV – three were dismissed, one was reduced to non-dv disorderly conduct

In Washington, the consequences of a domestic violence conviction, whether misdemeanor or felony, are serious. They can include jail or prison time, and typically result in a no-contact order between the people involved – and their kids. In many situations, this can lead to a person being forced to leave the family home and have no contact with their partner and children. A conviction also prohibits one from owning guns, travel to Canada, and loss of employment. As the results below indicate, our office has an impressive track record of protecting our clients, their families, and their freedom.

Our experience and reputation, both in pretrial litigation and at trial, allow us to achieve results that most attorneys cannot. A DV allegation is serious, with potentially serious consequences. Choose a DV Lawyer who knows how to get the job done right. We help good people in bad situations. Let us help you.

Recent Results for Ashbach Law Offices LLC

Below are some sample recent results for Ashbach Law Offices, LLC results for the month of June 2017 and the first week of July 2017:

Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence (Assault 4 DV) – “Not Guilty” jury verdict – Monroe, Washington
Theft Third Degree (Shoplifting) – Dismissed – Marysville, Washington
Hit and Run Attended – Dismissed – Everett, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Lynnwood, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Arlington, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Lake Stevens, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Stanwood, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Mercer Island, Washington
Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville, Washington
Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree – Dismissed – Marysville, Washington

Please remember that each case is different. Although the above results are typical, we cannot guarantee any particular result in a case, as each case needs to be handled based on its own particular factual allegations/scenarios.

If you need strong, aggressive and effective representation for your (or loved one’s) criminal accusation, choose a law firm with an established track record of great results both pretrial and at trial. For a free, no-pressure consultation, please call or text 360.474.7872 for a free, no-pressure consultation today.

Assault Lawyer Result – Not Guilty – Assault 4 DV

Recently, Assault Lawyer Brian Ashbach received a “Not Guilty” verdict for his client charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence out of Cascade District Court. Our client needed to win this case to save his job/career, so after much research he chose Brian Ashbach for his Assault Lawyer based on the track record for excellent results, both at and prior to trial. This case involved many significant obstacles, but in the end our client prevailed.

As a result of this acquittal, our client was reunited with his spouse, is able to retain his job, and maintains a spotless record.

If you need an aggressive, experienced and winning assault lawyer for your defense, misdemeanor or felony, contact Ashbach Law Offices today at (360) 659-4950 or (360) 474-7872 today for a free, no-pressure consultation.

Ashbach Law Offices provides aggressive defense for clients throughout the I-5 corridor, including King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom Counties.

An assault allegation can have significant, long-term impacts on a person’s life, freedom and career. Choose an assault lawyer who fights for his clients. Choose Ashbach Law Offices.

Drug Paraphernalia Charge Dismissed

Our client was stopped by police and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in the City of Bothell, Washington. After defense interviews, our case was scheduled for an evidentiary hearing with officer testimony. After officer cross-examination and oral argument, our client’s case was completely dismissed and our client’s record remains clean.

Felony Drug Possession Success

Recent Case Result: Our client was charged with felony drug possession (VUCSA) in Snohomish County Superior Court. The controlled substance (methamphetamine) was discovered after two search warrants were issued and executed upon a house in Snohomish County, Washington.

Our client was originally facing the possibility of six months’ jail time in addition to conviction of a Class C felony for the felony drug possession accusation.

After significant effort researching and investigating the case, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC secured a reduction in charge to a misdemeanor, with no jail time, no treatment and minimal fines.

Our client was obviously thrilled with the result, considering the circumstances of the case. Our client was referred to us by a previous client, who had also received a fantastic result for his drug possession allegation.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC thoroughly investigates and researches every case, fighting hard for great results for our clients.
If you, or someone you care about, is facing a felony drug possession allegation in Snohomish, King, Island, Skagit or Whatcom Counties, call or text our office today at (360.474.7872) to learn how we can help. You can also contact us discreetly by using the “contact us” form found on each page of this website.

Shoplifting Defense – Snohomish County and Beyond

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has a strong practice providing shoplifting defense to clients charged with theft allegations. While often misdemeanors, theft and shoplifting allegations are so-called “crimes of dishonesty” that can have significant life impacts that a normal misdemeanor does not. The often include loss of security clearance, loss of job (or inability to obtain employment) and difficult renting apartments. Our Shoplifting Defense practices focuses on thorough, quality investigation and representation; the willingness to go the extra mile for cases is what sets our office (and our results) apart.

Recent results for Shoplifting Defense include:

Shoplifting allegation out of Evergreen District Court – Theft allegation from Wal-Mart. Our office worked on this case for over a year to get it dismissed. Many cases do not take this long, but our office is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result. In this instance, the extra work on our part was completely necessary, but paid off in the end. Our client’s record is clean, and our client was able to pursue (and obtain) the lifelong career dream job.

Shoplifting allegation out of Cascade District Court – Theft allegation from Navy Exchange. Navy Exchange is notoriously difficult on alleged shoplifters. However, through case investigation and persuasiveness, we were able to obtain a dismissal.

Theft from Employer – Marysville Municipal Court – Our client was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from our client’s employer. After 9 months of investigation, interviews and case work, our client’s case was dismissed.

Shoplifting from Alderwood Mall – Lynnwood Municipal Court – Our client was arrested for a shoplifting allegation at Macy’s in Alderwood Mall. Our client works in the criminal justice system, so a dismissal was paramount. Our client did research into local attorneys, chose our office, and we were successful. Another dismissal as part of our Shoplifting Defense practice!

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has great track record of obtaining positive results for clients accused of theft and shoplifting offenses. We fight hard for all our clients to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.
If you, or someone you care about, is in need of aggressive and effective shoplifting defense, let us explain the possibilities and options. Please call our office at 360.659.4950, text at 360.474.7872, email at, or use the form found on our website to learn more about what we do and how we can help. Consultations are free, and of course confidential.

DV Defense – Snohomish County

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC recently has continued its string of successful results for clients are part of it’s DV Defense practice, headquartered in Snohomish County, Washington.

Recent results include the following:

Assault 4 DV dismissed out of Everett Municipal Court – This case was dismissed 3 months after our client was arraigned in-custody and a no-contact order was entered by the judge. Two days after arraignment, our office was hired. Shortly thereafter, our office was able to get the no-contact order terminated (over the prosecutor’s objection) and our client and significant other were able to reconcile. Through case investigation, witness interviews, legal research and a reputation for jury trial successes with DV defense, we were able to get our client’s case completely dropped. Our client’s record remains clean and our client lost no constitutional rights.

In a recent similar case for DV Defense out of Everett Municipal Court, we were able to do substantially the same thing for another client – have the no-contact order terminated quickly and then late obtain dismissal of the assault allegation.

Assault 4 DV dismissed out of Marysville Municipal Court – our client was charged with DV assault by Marysville Police, and then subsequently charged with a no-contact order violation of out Skagit County. Our office was then hired to clean up the mess. As a result of our involvement and willingness to push cases to trial as part of our DV Defense strategy, our client received no convictions and retains a clean criminal history.

Violation of a no-contact order out of Snohomish County – Our client was charged with violating a no-contact order that was entered as a result of a DV conviction (we did not represent the client on that case). This new allegation also resulted in a probation violation for the client’s earlier case. Our office worked on this case for four months before it was dismissed. This dismissal resulted in no sanction for the probation violation.

Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree – DV out of Lynnwood, Washington – Our client was charged with a domestic violence allegation for breaking spousal property. Prior to our involvement, our client had given a full confession to police. After five months of our office’s involvement, our client’s case was completely dismissed.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has established a reputation for aggressive representation of clients accused of domestic violence offenses. We are recognized by colleagues as leaders in DV defense, and fight hard for all our clients to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

If you, or someone you care about, is in need of aggressive and effective DV defense, let us explain the possibilities and options. Please call our office at 360.659.4950, text at 360.474.7872, email at, or use the form found on our website to learn more about what we do and how we can help. Consultations are free, and of course confidential.

Felony Assault Defense – Recent Result

Recently, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC very successfully resolved a case in which our client was charged with Felony Assault, which was Assault in the 2nd degree with a firearm. Our client was accused of drawing and pointing a pistol at another person during a verbal argument that then turned physical.  This client was arrested for the felony assault, and booked into Snohomish County Jail, at which point our office was hired and our client was released from jail.

Representation for this client took over fifteen months, and involved witness interviews, case and site investigation, legal research and a demonstrated willingness to take the case to jury trial to protect our client’s rights and freedom.

Ultimately, this felony assault case was resolved via substantial reduction to two misdemeanors, which resulted in minimal fines, no jail, and no loss of firearm or voting rights (as it was not a felony).

Throughout this process in Snohomish County Superior Court, we aggressively defended the case and kept our client fully informed of each step and milestone.  At the conclusion of our case, our client expressed extreme appreciation at the outcome, and we were happy to have successfully navigated another client through a stressful, difficult experience and ultimately achieve a great result.

If you, or someone you care about, has been charged with a felony assault, or any similar crime, please contact our law office to learn how we can help. Please use the contact form on this webpage, or feel free to call (or text) 360.474.7872 for a free, no-pressure consultation.

Aggressive representation and investigation made this case result possible. Let us help you.

Our office represents clients throughout the I-5 Corridor, from south King County to Snohomish County, Skagit County, Island County and Whatcom County. On certain occasions we will travel to Eastern Washington or to the San Juan Island and other western counties.

No Contact Order Defense

Recently, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC obtained a dismissal for a client charged with violating a domestic violence no contact order in Snohomish County, Washington. The No Contact Order (NCO) was entered due to a conviction on an earlier case (we were not the law firm on that case), and the protected party was very much not in favor of this case being dismissed.

However, our office worked on this No Contact Order case for about six months, eventually resulting in dismissal. Our client was also facing a probation violation from the earlier conviction (again, not our case) based on this new alleged violation of the No Contact Order; fortunately for our client, this great result on our case will significantly improve his probationary status.

Our office is based in Snohomish County, Washington, with offices in Marysville and Mill Creek. However, we frequently travel far and wide for clients who are seeking aggressive, high-quality defense for their allegations.

We routinely represent clients charged with allegations throughout the Washington I-5 corridor, covering Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Regular courts of practice include, but are not limited to, Anacortes, Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Marysville and cities in between.