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Defending Those Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Pierce County

Hester Law Group has extensive experience defending clients in all types of domestic violence cases. Our Tacoma domestic violence defense attorneys treat every case on an individual basis, giving you the guidance needed to make decisions based on your objectives and aggressively fighting for you throughout every phase of your case. We know how to investigate, negotiate, and defend in court while providing the support you need during this ordeal.

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Washington State?

Domestic violence offenses can include various kinds of assault, destruction of property, harassment, violation of a restraining order, intimidation, and more. It may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on if or how much harm was done, your prior criminal history, if any, and whether a weapon was used.

Felony domestic charges can be filed when a victim is injured or choked or when a weapon has been used without causing injury. It can carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.

Who Is Considered a Household Member in a Domestic Violence Case?

Domestic violence is a criminal offense committed by one household member against another; a household member can include:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Someone with whom you have a child
  • A dating partner or former dating partner
  • A parent
  • A child
  • A sibling

These types of incidents often occur in relationships that have broken down, such as in separations or divorces. They may arise out of heated arguments and runaway emotions such as anger, jealousy, revenge, and more. Accusations may be exaggerated, misleading, half-truths, or outright lies. You can be arrested and prosecuted even if your accuser refuses to testify against you.

Contact Our Domestic Violence Attorneys Today

It is imperative that you have skilled legal representation. Hester Law Group has been serving the greater Tacoma area since 1968 with criminal defense legal services. Our experience, care, and sensitivity to your needs has resulted in an outstanding reputation for being a small firm with big results. Take advantage of our decades of practice and successful case outcomes by reaching out to us when you need it most.

Contact Hester Law Group today to get started on your defense with our Tacoma domestic violence lawyers.

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