Seattle attorneys Liza Burke and Dana Brown discuss the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, protection orders, juvenile defense, criminal defense and education defense.Nothing on this website is offered as legal advice, nor does it form an attorney-client relationship with this office. Attorney-client relationship can only be formed through direct communication with the attorney.
The Juvenile Court System in Washington State exists to handle juvenile law matters, known as juvenile offender cases. These cases are criminal law violation charges that a minor may face. The law defines a minor as someone who is less than 18 years old. Generally, a child must be age 12 or older to be charged with a crime, but even children younger than 12 can be charged in some circumstances. Intervention by a skilled Seattle juvenile defense attorney at an early stage of the case can often lead to favorable outcomes for the accused. Types of Juvenile Offenses A
Washington State law has created several mechanisms that enable an individual to obtain a protection order. These are court-issued orders aimed at preventing one individual from contact with another individual or multiple protected persons, including shared children. If these orders are violated, the restrained person can be arrested, taken to jail, and charged with a crime. If you are faced with the imposition of any type of protection order, you should consult with a competent lawyer for restraining order defense Seattle. Why Do You Need an Attorney for Restraining Order Defense? When a protection order is imposed on you in
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 - which is risky. It's easy to lose that contest. Courts respond to proof. THE DANGER OF ASSUMPTIONS Lies that are obvious to a respondent, aren't always obvious to a judge. They just aren't. A judge may accept someone may be minimizing, distorting or outright lying. But they won't necessarily take the respondent's word for it. This is when a