If you have been arrested or charged with a crime of Domestic Violence in Burien the consequences can be very serious. Even misdemeanor DV charges can result in jail of up to 364 days and fines of up to $5000.


Simple assault is a misdemeanor crime that carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a 5000 fine. Many times the reporting party has suffered any injuries or very minor injuries.


Felony assaults often involve allegations of lasting injuries or strangulation. A felony assault conviction has the potential for a lengthy prison sentence, depending on the charge.


Violation of a no contact order can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.


In Washington State, domestic violence is classified as a criminal act committed by one family member or household member against another. The law has categorized the following as domestic violence crimes:

  • Malicious Mischief / destruction of property
  • Sexual assault
  • Interfering with reporting of domestic violence
  • Physical violence or threat of violence
  • Stalking
  • Domestic assault not resulting in physical injuries
  • Violation of a No Contact Order/Restraining Order

Exaggerated and false accusations of domestic violence can turn your life into a nightmare. Being charged with domestic violence in Burien, WA can lead to a conviction. Our domestic violence lawyers at Horwath Law will take the time to understand details of your case and be mindful of your immediate concerns and future needs.

Angela Horwath has comprehensive experience as a domestic violence attorney and is esteemed in the legal community. She obtained valuable trial experience as a public defender before opening her law firm in 2008.


"Very Knowledgeable and Customer Orientated"
Horwath Law is a great firm to work with. The staff is very knowledgeable and customer orientated. Mrs. Horwath is a very professional attorney that I loved having on my side. Her knowledge of the law was very impressive and her resources seemed endless. I would and will recommend Horwath Law firm to all my family and friends. The outcome of my cases turned out unbelievable all due to Mrs. Horwath's relentless pursuit of my case. I hope I never need to use and attorney again but if I do Horwath Law will be the first and only call I make!
– Brian
"Truly Fights for Her Client's Rights..."
Ms. Horwarth is an extremely dedicated, professional and dependable attorney. I found her knowledge and application of the law to be great; likewise, her compassion and dedication in practicing law is evident in her work ethic. Her personal character is high and I found it extremely easy to place my trust in her and found her true to her word. Ms. Horwath is an attorney that truly fights for her client’s rights and does not allow them to be abused or infringed on. I highly recommend Ms. Horwarth for her professionalism, dedication and compassion for the law.
– Michael
"We Got This Case Dismissed"
This was probably the most stressful thing I've ever gone through in my life but Angela was always there to guide me! We got this case dismissed and I could seriously not be anymore happy and satisfied with her services. Very genuine and caring person not to mention amazing at what she does!
– Brittany


Angela Horwath is the owner and lead attorney of Horwath Law. Her career has been dedicated entirely to criminal defense and she has been lead counsel on thousands of criminal cases. Mrs. Horwath maintains excellent relationships with her clients and that is why the majority of Horwath Law’s clients are referrals from previous clients.

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Kelsey Ault is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest and received her law degree at Seattle University. She earned her B.A. at Chapman University, graduating with a major in Sociology with a focus on Criminal Justice. Kelsey believes that there are two sides to every story and works diligently to ensure that each client is given a voice.

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Alison Ganem is a compassionate advocate for those accused of a crime. While she works aggressively to represent her clients, she also respects that each of her clients is different, each with different circumstances and stories. She understands the stress and fear the uncertainty of the criminal process can bring to a client and their loved ones…

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Seattle Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence charges can range from minor misdemeanor offenses to serious felony offenses. If you have been charged with domestic violence in the Burien, WA area, you need an attorney right away. Time is not on your side, testimonials change over time and those changes may not go in your favor.

The criminal court system is notoriously tough on domestic violence crimes and treats them all alike, often prosecuting the defendant to the maximum extent of the law. The Horwath Law domestic violence defense lawyers are fully aware of the course the court takes, and will fight aggressively to protect the defendant’s rights, future, and freedom. Since there is quite often an emotional history between the two parties, it is imperative that the court is forewarned of the particulars of the case so the judge can reach a fair decision. Our Burien domestic violence lawyers will follow all available avenues to defend you in these difficult cases.

Angela Horwath is an aggressive and experienced Burien domestic violence lawyer.

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Our aggressive domestic violence lawyers represent people who have been accused or charged with domestic violence in Burien, Seattle, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Tukwila and SeaTac, WA. Our attorney can help you understand your rights and defend you and give you the best legal representation possible. We have successfully handled many domestic violence cases and have a reputation for success and experience with all types of criminal cases in Washington. Contact us for a free consultation. We will show you exactly how our Burien domestic violence attorneys can handle your case and attempt defend you from a crime conviction.


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