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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Read EVERY Word of Your Court Order and Follow It

Posted by Liza Burke | Nov 15, 2021 | 0 comments

The civil and criminal court systems in Washington state can be overwhelming for anyone. If you have been handed a court order for the first time in your life, we understand what you’re going through. Whether you’ve been given a no-contact order, restraining order, or protection order, the first thing you need to do is read the order. Read it carefully. Read it thoroughly. Read it several times. And, to make sure you abide by the court’s order, ask a Washington state attorney to interpret the order for you. Common Court-Ordered Actions Someone wrapped up in the court system can

What Your Criminal Defense Attorney Needs From You

Posted by Liza Burke | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 comments

So, you currently find yourself in trouble with the authorities. Our Seattle firm helps people like you every day. We also find that most people in the same or similar situation react one of two ways:    They become paralyzed by fear and unable to process or move forward with the criminal charge; or They spring into action mode by proclaiming their innocence to any police officer who will listen and start their own investigation.    While those two scenarios represent the extremes of both sides, it’s not uncommon for those accused of wrongdoing to want to clear their names.

Getting Served With a Restraining or Protection Order Is No Time to Panic

Posted by Liza Burke | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments

Getting served with a protection order would raise anyone’s blood pressure. If this has happened to you, you probably have tons of questions. To answer one of the most frequently asked questions our firm gets, a protection order is NOT a criminal charge or indictment. Simply being the subject of a protection order (sometimes referred to as a no-contact order or restraining order) will NOT result in your going to jail or prison.    However, a protection order in Washington state is not some toothless court order you can glance at once and throw away. You need to know exactly
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Seattle Juvenile Defense Attorney: Types of Cases a Lawyer Can Fight

Posted by Liza Burke | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 comments

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
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4 Reasons to Get a Lawyer For Restraining Order Defense Seattle

Posted by Liza Burke | Apr 21, 2021 | 0 comments

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


Posted by Liza Burke | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 comments

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