Domestic violence is a serious crime and a criminal offence. It is important to know that people do not need to be married to the abuser or victim in order for offenses to be considered domestic violence. Domestic abuse charges can be brought up against live-in partners, parents, siblings, boyfriends or girlfriends or other relatives. Domestic violence does not just mean physical abuse, but also includes threats of violence and verbal abuse.
Domestic violence in the state of Washington is treated very seriously. Some of the consequences of being convicted of domestic violence are:
- Fines, and / or Jail time
- Loss of or change in custody / visitation rights
- Decreased ability to obtain employment
Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have become the subject of an protection order (accused or charged), you should immediately contact an experienced attorney.
At McCormick Law we are qualified to handle your situation and will take the necessary actions to resolve it. We also provide legal assistance in matters involving harassment and protections orders.