Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

If you are facing a domestic violence charge, you need an experienced Washington Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney. Relationships can be complicated and rough.  And sometimes people find themselves in difficult situations and need a dedicated advocate to help them reflect on how things were handled. Sometimes people recognize that they need some help developing better skills for managing being a spouse, significant other, father, mother, or brother, whether it’s through anger management, therapy or some other method.  We understand these cases, how things can get out of hand, and strongly believe you deserve the best defense in these cases. We are here not only to defend you, but to help you navigate the process and achieve a successful resolution both in and out of court.

Specific things to expect if you are facing a domestic violence charge include no contact order, civil standby orders and domestic violence treatment programs. All of these things can come with unexpected consequences. It may be possible to negotiate an agreement to have the charges dismissed. Be aware, however, that all of those things mentioned can come with unexpected consequences. You need to fully understand the requirements of an agreement and the legal consequences of agreeing to any of those things. If the charge is a domestic-violence assault between spouses, these no-contact or protection orders can cause great hardship, particularly when there are children involved. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an aggressive attorney who knows how to navigate such sensitive scenarios. We are here to walk you through the process, explain all of the options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each.

Defenses to domestic violence charges in Washington depend, in large part, on the facts. Our experienced Washington Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Assault Attorneys know how to gather evidence, find witnesses and prepare your case to bring out all of the relevant facts in trial. In addition, we are fully prepared to handle appeals of assault cases. Rather than dealing with the expense and headache of finding a separate appellate attorney who is unfamiliar with you and your case, we can continue to represent you and fight for you. We petition, write and argue direct appeals, personal restraint petitions and writs of habeas corpus for our clients.

Our focus is on our clients and their goals. We will guide you to make decisions based on your goals. Our top goal is always to have the assault charges dismissed. However, we understand your priorities may be avoiding jail time, avoiding a fine or avoiding a conviction on your criminal record. We will navigate negotiating any agreements based on your priorities. As a client of any of our Washington Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Assault Attorneys, you can expect to be fully involved in your case and to fully understand everything that happens. Here at Hester Law Group, we have a client-centered approach and are committed to always focusing our case strategy around our clients.

We treat each case individually and fight for what is best for you. In our experience, we have successfully tried both state and federal court criminal cases in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Arizona. We have handled high profile cases, navigating the media surrounding them and understand the need for anonymity for our clients.

At Hester Law Group, our Washington Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorneys provide the customer service of a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm. We put our clients first and will put all of our experience, knowledge and skills to fight for you.

We know this process can feel intimidating and overwhelming, and we know you want to
make sure you have the right attorney on your side. Because of this, we offer free consultations. Contact us today to ensure you have the best criminal defense attorneys by your side.