If you have been arrested or charged with a crime of Domestic Violence in Pierce County or King County 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.


Experienced Olympia Domestic Violence Lawyers Passionately Representing You

Domestic violence charges can range from minor misdemeanor offenses to serious felony offenses. If you have been charged with domestic violence, talk to an attorney at Horwath Law in Olympia, WA.

Washington State defines domestic violence in RCW 26.50 as:

Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; Sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member by another family or household member.

Many allegations of domestic violence are a result of complicated family circumstances that may require an experienced and understanding attorney to thoroughly investigate and use when crafting a defense. Horwath Law domestic violence lawyers in Olympia, WA understand the family dynamics that may lead to such accusations, and are skilled at tailoring your defense strategy when addressing issues raised by the prosecutor.

At Horwath Law domestic violence attorneys in Olympia, we understand that there are two sides to a family conflict. Having a competent attorney is important in order to guide you through the process and help make sure the prosecutor hears your side of the story.


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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

Consequences of a Domestic Violence Olympia Charge:

  • Domestic violence conviction
  • Jail time
  • No contact order
  • Domestic Violence treatment requirements
  • Probation
  • Loss of firearm rights
  • Financial consequences, fines and costs
  • Loss of license as a doctor, lawyer, nurse, or teacher

Always Working Expertly to Protect Your Rights and Your Record

Domestic violence conviction records are kept by police law enforcement and can have adverse consequences in the event of a background check on your records. Anyone who elects to look into a police database will have no idea that you may have been innocent of the charge, or that it was self-defense. All they will know is that you were convicted of a domestic violence charge and stereotype you as an abuser. That is why Horwath Law domestic violence lawyers, who have earned the respect of prosecutors throughout Olympia, WA, have an excellent record of finding plausible alternatives to a conviction and will fully dedicate themselves to avoid a domestic violence conviction.

Thurston County domestic violence attorneys

The criminal court system is extremely tough on domestic violence crimes and often prosecutes the accused to the maximum extent allowed by the law. Olympia domestic violence lawyers at Horwath Law are fully aware of the court’s approach and we will fight aggressively in protecting your rights, your freedom, and your future.

Trust Us To Deliver

When faced with domestic violence charges, you need an ally you can trust. Choose a caring domestic violence attorney at Horwath Law in Olympia. Our lawyers advise and represent clients in Olympia, Lacey, Yelm, and all of Thurston County, WA. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Olympia attorneys today. Our practice areas include: Olympia, Yelm, Lacey, and most of Thurston, WA.


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