Accusations of domestic violence or spousal abuse can result not only in serious criminal charges but a long lasting social stigma. One common consequence of a domestic violence allegation and charge is the immediate issuance of a no-contact order which can remain in effect as long as the case is unresolved, even if the other party involved changes their story.
No contact orders, commonly known as restraining orders or protection orders, can prevent you from having access to your home and your property as well as limiting your ability to visit with your children. If you have been accused of domestic violence, the defense attorneys at Deno Millikan have the experience and litigation skills to work effectively to protect your freedoms and your rights.
A domestic violence allegation, in addition to a criminal charge, may lead to a separate case where the accuser petitions the court for a D.V. Protection Order. These cases move much more quickly than a criminal charge. It is critical that you consult with an attorney immediately to address the potential consequences of a D.V. accusation and protection order request. A domestic violence criminal charge and/or protection order case can have collateral impact on a divorce or child custody matter.
Domestic violence cases, criminal convictions or protection/restraining orders can also prohibit your right to possess firearms. If the right to lawfully possess firearms is important to you, and you have been accused of domestic violence, consult with an attorney immediately to assist in protecting your rights.
Everett and Snohomish County Domestic Violence Attorneys
Our firm is committed to dealing directly and respectfully with clients charged with any type of domestic violence offense, including:
- Violation of a no-contact order
- Malicious mischief
- Interference with the reporting of domestic violence
- DV assault charges from simple assault to 1st-degree assault, a serious felony
If you have been accused of a violent act against a family or household member or a person with whom you are in a dating relationship, contact our offices today to schedule a frank assessment of your case.
During your initial consultation, an experienced DV assault defense lawyer will listen attentively to your side of the story. We encourage you to be honest and forthright so that we can get to work immediately to address the potential consequences of these charges, with the goal of placing you in the best possible position as you move forward in your life.
DV assault case evaluations are generally scheduled during our normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact us today to get over 30 years of litigation experience on your side.