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Domestic Violence

Committed Washington Lawyers Defend Clients Accused of Domestic Violence

Caring attorneys represent individuals in the Lakewood area

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.

Knowledgeable Washington counselors oppose criminal prosecutors

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:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape

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.

Dedicated advocates strive to preserve your rights and dignity

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:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • Inability to possess firearms
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges

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.

Contact a compassionate Washington criminal defense lawyer for domestic violence representation

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.


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  • Lakewood Office
    5515 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
    Suite 126
    Lakewood, Washington 98499-3125
    Phone: 253-588-4006