Domestic Violence

DomesticViolenceDomestic Violence     RCW 26.50.010

The public outcry against Domestic Violence has resulted in Washington having some of the harshest domestic violence arrest, release, and sentencing policies in the nation. For these reasons, many prosecutors are adamant to pursue these charges and even conduct trials without the cooperation or presence of the victim. Indeed, the aftermath of simply being charged with Domestic Violence is harrowing. Defendants are subject to mandatory arrest, the entry of No-Contact Orders, and the confiscation of firearms.

Domestic violence crimes may occur between spouses, former spouses, adult persons related by blood or marriage, parents of a child in common, unmarried persons of same or different genders currently or previously living together, intimate partners of the same gender, dating relationships, and a biological or legal parent-child relationship.

Washington law also defines domestic violence as behaviors that include physical or bodily harm, assault, infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault, sexual assault, and stalking. The law is very broad when it comes to Domestic Violence issues.

Fortunately, Alexander is highly skilled at defending against domestic violence charges. He has received numerous favorable “Not Guilty” jury trial verdicts and dismissals  on many domestic violence-related charges. Defenses include accidents, false accusations, lack of intent, self-defense & defense of others, recanting witnesses, diminished capacity, voluntary intoxication, alibi, insanity, lack of probable cause, mistake of fact, necessity, and a parent’s right to discipline a child.

For more information, please read Alexander’s Legal Guide titled, “Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges.” Contact Alexander for a free consultation.

And if you or someone you care about faces Domestic Violence charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an aggressive, effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is here to assist you through these difficult times.