Domestic Violence Allegations
If you have been arrested or charged with a domestic violence crime, you want a competent attorney to guide you through the court system and get you the favorable result you deserve. Chris Griffen has worked as a City Prosecutor in Snohomish County and elsewhere before starting his private practice and understands how to get you through this.
A Domestic Violence allegation can be tacked on to numerous criminal offenses in Washington, including Assault and Malicious Mischief. It is not a separate criminal charge, but can carry substantially increased penalties such as a no-contact order, loss of custody, loss of your right to possess a firearm, loss of a job, and an enduring social stigma.
What makes it "domestic violence"?
A crime is typically considered a domestic violence offense when it is committed against a 'household or family member.' This can be a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend, a sibling or parent, or even a roommate. A conviction for a domestic violence crime will typically remain on your record indefinitely, and be considered by employers, landlords, and anyone else doing a criminal background check.
What can I do?
If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, you want to contact an attorney with the experience to make sure that your rights are protected and your side of the story gets told. Send Chris an email today, or call (425) 405 0016 to schedule your free consultation. He will sit down with you and explain what your options are, how to fight the domestic violence charges against you, and what you can do to improve your situation right now.