Asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: Domestic violence charge

10 years ago I was charged with domestic violence but was never seen in court. Since then I have cleaned up my act and have been happily married with same women. I have never had domestic violence but do have 1 violent crime and drug charges. How will they see my case or how much time

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Carl Munson JR
Carl Munson JR
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Unfortunately, your question is not clear. If you are saying you were charged 10 years ago with a domestic violence offense but never went to court, then you would have a warrant. If you are saying you had a warrant from 10 years ago, have addressed that warrant, and now have a pending domestic violence charge then you really want to talk to an experienced in criminal defense attorney in your area. There may be many issues in your case such as: is the alleged victim still around and willing/able to testify? Is the charge a misdemeanor or felony? You can contact lawyers in your area and ask for a free consultation. If you ultimately cannot afford to hire a private attorney, then absolutely apply for a public defender.

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