Serious Representation For Domestic Violence Charges
An arrest for domestic violence has a ripple effect. You are removed from your own home and prevented from contacting loved ones. You could get jail time, lose your gun rights, lose custody of your children. The resulting criminal record can cost you jobs. If you are an immigrant, a conviction could lead to deportation.
Call Trudeau Law right away if you were arrested for domestic assault or other domestic violence. I will protect your rights and fight the charges. I defend immigrants and U.S. citizens in Tacoma and surrounding Washington state.
Domestic Violence Defense
Police and the courts take domestic violence very seriously. So seriously that officers make arrests and judges issue temporary restraining orders on the say-so of the accuser. Only later do you get a chance to defend yourself and tell your side of the story.
As your criminal defense lawyer, I will challenge the basis for the charges and try to spare you from the worst consequences. I handle all aspects:
- Criminal charges – Domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or felony. You cannot afford to “wait and see” what happens. There is too much at stake. I know how to approach these sensitive situations to dispute the allegations and assert your rights. My goal is to get the charges dismissed or reduced to soften the penalties.
- Orders for protection – You will face a hearing to extend or modify the temporary order. I will fight a permanent protection order or argue for fewer restrictions, especially if you are cut off from contact with your children.
- Violation of protection order – Stalking, harassment or violating a no-contact order can trigger more criminal charges. I will explain the law so you do not get into more trouble, or defend you if you are accused of violating a protective order.
Will This Affect My Immigration Status?
Some domestic violence convictions are considered a deportable offense by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. I practice in both criminal defense and immigration law. If you are accused of physical abuse or other domestic violence, I can fight for you in criminal court and any immigration proceedings to allow you to stay in the United States.
Take Action To Protect Your Rights
I have successfully defended immigrants and citizens facing legal trouble for domestic violence. Ask for Nathan Trudeau at 206-388-2798 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.* You can call me 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I am available for evening appointments.
* Free for new clients, otherwise a fee may apply.