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.