Accusations of domestic violence can be life-altering, resulting in serious criminal penalties and isolation from loved ones. We provide reputable legal representation to people in the Lakewood area and throughout Washington as they face these serious criminal charges. The attorneys at Law Offices of Matthew J. Rusnak, LLC handle domestic violence cases with care and professionalism. As client-focused advocates, we will work to ensure that your rights are respected and that you are afforded the protections owed to you under the law. In search of the best possible outcome for your case, we will examine police reports and may also conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
Domestic violence charges may be brought for an act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused had an intimate relationship. This means that spouses, domestic partners, parents, stepparents, roommates or anyone living in the same household may be accused of domestic violence crimes.
The following acts can be considered domestic violence:
Our attorneys will make every effort to defend you against these criminal charges. When it may help you and your family to avoid more pain, we will advocate for leniency as we negotiate a plea deal if an acquittal or dismissal is not possible.
We understand how overwhelming it is to have charges filed against you. With your best interests in mind, we can guide you through the steps you should take to protect yourself and keep your situation from getting worse. Our strategy is aimed to help you avoid the most serious consequences that can follow a domestic violence charge, which may include:
If you are handed a restraining order, the attorneys at Law Offices of Matthew J. Rusnak, LLC can help you contest it in court. Though it may be devastating to stay away from your loved ones or favorite places, it is crucial that you follow all aspects of the order until a judge allows you to do otherwise. We will be with you at each step of your case, offering the advice and advocacy you deserve.
When you have been accused of domestic violence, choosing the right defense attorney can make all the difference. At Law Offices of Matthew J. Rusnak, LLC, in Lakewood, we take on even the most difficult cases. Call 253-588-4006 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.