Conflicts, Fights and Assaults

Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges

A Washington Lawyer’s Perspective on Civil Protection Orders vs. Criminal Charges Overview In Washington, civil protection order cases are different than criminal cases in a variety of ways. Conduct which may result in a criminal charge may not necessarily meet the criteria necessary to obtain a specific type of civil protection order. Similarly, simply because…

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Mental Health Issues, Anger and Criminal Law

Mental Health Issues and Anger: A Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Prospective. When criminal charges involving domestic violence or disturbances are compounded by mental health or illness, legal cases quickly become complicated and families feel lost.  These situations are not hopeless but they are not for the every criminal defense lawyer | attorney.  These kinds of…

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Anger, Assaults and Criminal Law

Anger and Assaults: A Criminal Defense Attorneys Prospective. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we know that anger and assaultive behavior can originate from either physical or psychological roots.  Let’s start with physical. Head Trauma – Traumatic Brain Injuries and Behavioral Problems Our criminal defense lawyers | attorneys know that any kind of head trauma:…

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Alcohol or Drug Addiction and Assaults

Alcohol or Drug Addiction and Assaults: A Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Prospective. “It is hard to get enough of something that almost works.”    – Dr. Vincent Felitti As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys who have dealt with a wide variety of assaults with clients who are also simultaneously struggling with drug or alcohol addiction issues,…

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Criminal Harassment

A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Prospective on Harassment Harassment is a codified criminal charge, which is different from civil harassment as it carries a potential sentence up to 365 days in jail and a $5000 fine. This criminal definition is available for anyone to read though keep in mind there is a large body of case…

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Voluntary Intoxication, Drinking and Assaults

A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Perspective on Voluntary Intoxication, Drinking and Assaults As with every assault, whether it is a serious felony charge or a a lower level misdemeanor, there needs to be the intent to assault someone, and this is where the defense of voluntary intoxication comes into play. Voluntary intoxication  is a legitimate defense that…

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Assault on a Police Officer

Assault on a Police Officer. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, we have dealt with a variety of cases and situations where clients are charged with assaulting police officers. For the most part, clients were intoxicated and/or angry and/or young and/or had unaddressed mental health issues that…

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Mutual Combat

A Criminal Defense Lawyers Prospective on Mutual Combat Mutual combat is an old common law concept that allowed two consenting adults to fight without fear of being prosecuted. Given this concepts was rooted in dueling, it is of little surprise it has been watered down in today’s society where such behavior and violence is generally…

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