Assault & Domestic Violence Attorney in Vancouver, WA
If you are currently being investigated for, or have been formally charged or accused of domestic violence it is in your best interest to hire the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Acts of domestic violence can include sexual abuse, harassment, bodily injury, destruction of personal property, threats or deprivation of daily human rights and activities. Domestic violence is not limited to cases involving a husband and wife. It can include people who are living in the same house-hold, such as children, extended family or roommates. It can also include situations where people do not live together, such as boyfriends and girlfriends.
If you are convicted of domestic violence you will face jail time, restitution, fines, probation, counseling and a mark on your criminal record for life. You can also lose your right to employment within government agencies and elsewhere, your right to carry a handgun and many other rights.
An assault is an intentional act that causes an apprehension or fear of imminent harmful or offensive contact based on a defendant’s present ability to do so. The defendant must have the apparent ability to commit the assault, even if he or she is not actually capable of causing an injury. An assault is committed even if the contact never occurs.
Maggie has had over 15 years of experience working with clients charged with domestic violence, and has tried, defended and settled hundreds of cases. In circumstances where acquittal and dismissal are unachievable, she has the expertise, care and in depth understanding of the court system to obtain the best possible results for you.