DV arrests, incomplete evidence and rush filing criminal charges. The unfortunate thing about DV arrests is that they happen with little to no true police investigation. The prosecutor files charges based on arrests made with limited information. Arrest and filing decisions are made by police a...
Seattle attorneys Liza Burke and Dana Brown discuss the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, protection orders, juvenile defense, criminal defense and education defense.
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Protection order proceedings seem deceptively simple. The petitioner can go to court, make statements without any additional proof and get a temporary order. It's that easy. A respondent can reply similarly. But without proof, it becomes a swearing contest - too risky. To minimize risk and walk away with a dismissal - gather and evaluate favorable evidence, identify missing evidence, package the evidence for court and tie it together for the judge in the most persuasive and time efficient way.