Vancouver Domestic Violence Lawyer

A domestic violence charge is not something to take lightly. The consequences are increasingly harsh, and people who do not take these charges seriously may soon find that their lives have spiraled out of control.

Clear Explanations For Complicated Charges

With Jeff Staples, you will find a Vancouver domestic violence lawyer with the knowledge and skill to vigorously protect your rights when you are charged with domestic violence. He will provide clear and understandable explanations of your criminal charges, their potential consequences and your options for moving forward. We offer free initial consultations.

Significant Consequences For Domestic Violence Charges

Like other criminal charges, a conviction for domestic violence can result in fines, probation, jail time and other consequences. In addition, these charges may have additional consequences, including:

  • A prohibition on owning firearms
  • A restraining order

Restraining orders, also called no-contact orders, can be especially harsh. When you are charged with domestic violence, the judge will likely issue an order prohibiting you from having contact with the alleged victim while your case is pending. You may not be able to return to your home, and you may not be able to see your children while the order is in effect.

A restraining order can be devastating, but it is important to follow. If you violate a no-contact order, a misdemeanor domestic violence charge can become a felony in some circumstances.

Jeff is sensitive to the difficult emotional nature of domestic violence charges, but he is also knowledgeable about the deeper legal implications of these charges. For example, Washington domestic violence law in some instances allows an alleged victim's out-of-court written statement to be used against you in court. And some domestic violence misdemeanor convictions can now be used against you in future felony prosecutions in a way that use to be reserved only for prior felony convictions.

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You can rely on Jeff Staples to be understanding of the difficult situation you are in as well as focused on aggressively defending you against these charges. As a former prosecutor, he will review your case with an understanding of how the state may try to prove your case. As a result, he can develop effective defense strategies and effectively negotiate on your behalf.

Jeff offers vigorous defense representation at reasonable rates and accepts credit cards. Schedule a free initial consultation with him at 360-989-2250 or online.