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Marke Schnackenberg offers criminal defense for Domestic Violence Charges, DUI Charges and Theft Charges in the State of Washington.
Domestic Violence Overview and How I Handle DV Charges
First, you should understand what the term “Domestic Violence” means in the law of Washington. It describes any offense, and there are many, that occurs between a family or household member. It can also mean any offense between someone that you were once in a dating relationship with or living with under the same roof, such as a roommate, even if this was in the past!
This Domestic Violence term, called DV, can be added to many different offenses. The most common are assault, malicious mischief, no-contact orders, and harassment. By the way, an assault is very easy to commit too. It is any unwanted touching of another without their consent. Malicious mischief is a fancy term for property damage. And, it can be the damage of property that is owned between a husband and wife, which is nearly everything since this a community property state. So, even though the object might have once been a gift if is often considered community property. Quite a problem.
Harassment is simply threats. And, these can be via face-to-face, email, voice mail, just as violations of No-Contact or Protection Orders.
It is drastic what a Domestic Violence designation does for an ordinary charge. A person must be arrested and taken to jail, a No-Contact Order often follows in court, and a loss of your firearm rights if you are convicted. And, in some places there is a special Domestic Violence Court that can be much tougher on you, the accused.
Police in our state of Washington must respond to domestic violence calls, even to a hang-up call. You will go to jail if they believe that you have committed a domestic violence offense within the past four hours. But, what the police believe does not mean that you are guilty or will be convicted of this! It simply means that you are now in trouble and need me to help you. And, I will!
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DUI Defense Attorney
Marke Schnackenberg is a DUI Defense Attorney, Physical Control, Hit and Run Defense. DUI charges and related crimes are very serious charges. There are additional crimes known as Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving in the First Degree, which come with a DUI, if it the incident involved an accident.
If this is your Second or Third Offense, the fees and charges are much more serious and you need an attorney now. Do not delay in getting representation. If you have questions, please call the numbers below.
You need a criminal attorney as soon as possible. To learn more click the link to find out more about the Washington DUI Penalties.
Theft Defense Attorney
Marke Schnackenberg represents clients who have been arrested for Shopping Lifting, Identity Theft, or other Petty Theft Crimes. Theft crimes are criminal acts of taking another person’s property or money without the other persons permission. These crimes can be a misdemeanor or a felony.
Marke Schnackenberg has represented clients both as a former prosecutor and as a defense lawyer. If you have been arrested for this crime, do not hesitate to call and get a free initial consultation.
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Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County, WA