November 5

Loss of Gun Rights from Domestic Violence

The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act makes it a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if you have been convicted of certain misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) crimes. Under the Amendment, a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” means that the person was (1) convicted of a misdemeanor crime that (2) involved the use or.

November 5

Non-Criminal Consequences of Domestic Violence

Besides direct consequences that can include jail time, fines, and treatment, a domestic violence conviction can trigger many consequences outside of the Washington State court system. These consequences can affect your current employment, future employment opportunities, housing, and ability to travel or relocate. Travel If you are convicted of certain domestic violence crimes, you will.

November 5

Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence

In Washington State, a person will be charged with this crime if they commit a crime of domestic violence AND prevent or attempt to prevent the alleged victim or a witness from calling 911, making a police report, or receiving medical assistance. A necessary element of this crime is that an act of domestic violence.

November 5

False Reporting of Domestic Violence

If you are accused of making a false police report or obstruction of justice in Washington State, you are facing gross misdemeanor charges. Both crimes carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. The official names of the charges are “making a false or misleading statement to a public servant”.

November 5

Stalking Charges

Stalking can be a felony or a gross misdemeanor in Washington State. It is similar to the charge of harassment and it is not uncommon for both charges to be filed. Stalking charges are frequently the result of a misunderstanding or a vindictive accuser. WA State law does not require the accuser to tell you.

November 5

Protection Orders – Court Orders Preventing Contact

In Washington State, there are several types of orders that are designed to prevent contact between two people. Contact can refer to personal contact, phone contact, texting, emailing, facebooking, communication through a third party or even remaining within a certain distance of someone’s school, home or workplace. Although people commonly refer to all orders preventing.

November 5

Domestic Violence Criminal Process

Once the police are called for a domestic disturbance, the case can potentially go through seven steps before it is resolved. The following is a summary of the domestic violence criminal process in Washington State: 1. Police Response. When domestic violence is reported, there is a mandatory arrest law in Washington. This means that an.