Crimes Against People

The lawyers at Ashbach Law Offices, LLC provide aggressive, strong defense for those charged with allegations against other persons throughout Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Our goal is to aggressively protect you, your family and your interests from the prosecution, saving jail time, licenses, occupations and reputations. With offices in Marysville and Mill Creek, Washington, we are available to meet you discuss your case. We help good people in bad situations. Let us help you.
In Washington State, there are many different types of assault (general, child, custodial, etc.) as well as degrees of assault (First, Second, Third and Fourth). Each may have its own enhancement to make the crime more serious, such as a deadly weapon enhancement or the “domestic violence” label.

Our office has successfully defended clients facing assault allegations obtaining dismissals, reductions and “not guilty” verdicts at jury trials for misdemeanors and felonies alike. Let our experienced attorneys protect you from unwanted outcomes. We stand ready to defend and fight for you, at pretrial, motions or trial. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for individualized, personal attention for your case. Assault cases are taken seriously by the prosecution. Choose serious defense. Choose Ashbach Law Offices, LLC. …more

Sample Result – Assault 2nd Degree – “Not Guilty” at trial

Sample Result – Assault 4th Degree – “Not Guilty” at trial

Domestic Violence
Courts and prosecutors in Washington State take a particularly strong stance against crimes that are classified as “Domestic Violence.” Punishment is often more severe, including longer sentences, required lengthy treatment, imposition of no-contact (protection), loss of firearm rights, difficulty (or inability) in traveling abroad as well as significant employment ramifications. Many crimes can carry the domestic violence label, but most frequent are assault, harassment and malicious mischief.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, has extensive history aggressively defending clients to achieve great outcomes, including dismissals, reductions, “not guilty” verdicts and other beneficial outcomes. A Domestic Violence conviction carries many significant, negative impacts besides jail, probation and fines. Let our lawyers use their skills, knowledge and experience to best defend and protect you from the prosecution and the court. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, confidential evaluation of your case. Our track record is so good that judges and prosecutors have referred their friends to us! …more

Sample Result – Domestic Violence Assault – “Not Guilty” at trial

Sample Result – Domestic Violence Assault – Dismissed

Harassment and Telephone Harassment
Harassment in general is the knowing threat to cause physical harm to another, to another’s property, or to do any other action that would affect another’s physical or mental health or safety. The threat can typically be communicated by words or conduct, and must place the other person in reasonable fear that the threat would be carried out.
Telephone Harassment is the making of a telephone call to another person with the intent to harass, intimidate, torment or embarrass that person.

Our lawyers give each case the individualized attention it needs and deserves. We have the experience, knowledge and track record to protect you, your liberty, and your record. Let us defend you. Call 360.659.4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, no-pressure consultation. Let us help you. …more

Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence
Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence in Washington requires an underlying offense of “Domestic Violence” to have been committed. Generally, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person charged a) Committed a crime of domestic violence, and b) prevented or attempted to prevent the victim of or a witness to that domestic violence crime from calling a 911 emergency communication system, obtaining medical assistance, or making a report to any law enforcement official.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has successfully handled many of these cases, including by dismissal of charges, reduction of charges, or “not guilty” verdict at trial. Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence allegations are treated very seriously by the courts and prosecutors; if you, or someone you care about, hire an attorney who can provide serious defense. Hire Ashbach Law Offices, LLC. Call us today 360.659.4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW to start protecting yourself. Our job is to defend our clients aggressively and effectively. Let us defend you. …more

Sample Result – Interfering With Reporting Domestic Violence – “Not Guilty” at trial

Sample Result – Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence – Dismissed

No Contact Orders and Violations Thereof
There are two general types of defense relating to No Contact Orders: fighting a criminal charge of violating an order, and fighting the imposition of an order in the first place. No Contact Orders can be imposed by a variety of courts for a variety of reasons. No Contact Orders can have significant life impacts, including inability to live at home, see loved ones, possess a firearm, and depending on the employer, loss of a job or career.

At Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, we know how important a successful defense is, and what the ramifications are if a court imposes a No Contact Order, or if a person is convicted of violating such an order. We use our skills, experience and knowledge of the laws to aggressively defend our clients from these situations. If you are facing imposition of a No Contact Order, or are charged with violating one, contact our office at 360.659.4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW today to learn how we can put your best defense forward. It is never too early to build a strong defense. …more

Sample Result – Violation of No Contact Order – Dismissed

Sample Result – No Contact Order petition – Successfully defended; no order entered

Reckless Endangerment
The Washington State Legislature has enacted what could be considered a “catch-all” crime for reckless behavior that does actually result in injuries, and does not rise to the level of assault. Reckless Endangerment is a gross misdemeanor, meaning it is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and $5000 in fines. While such a charge does not carry license suspension like a Reckless Driving charge does, a conviction does carry significant consequences.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC aggressively represents each client, giving individual and specialized attention to each case, to defend against Reckless Endangerment charges and their consequences. Let our lawyers use their knowledge, experience, and track record to protect you, or someone you care about, against a Reckless Endangerment allegation. Call 360.659.4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, no-pressure consultation. We help good people in bad situations. Let us help you. Call today. …more

Sample Result – Reckless Endangerment – “Not Guilty” at trial

Stalking and Cyberstalking
Stalking requires a continuity of purpose, meaning at least two or more distinct, individual and non-continuous occurrence following or harassment. If the stalker has been given actual notice that a person does not want to be contacted or followed, attempts to contact or follow are considered significant evidence of an attempt to intimidate or harass. Cyberstalking is the making of an electronic communication to intimidate, harass or torment another. Often, Stalking and Cyberstalking charges carry the “domestic violence” allegation.

If you are, or someone you care about is, facing a Stalking or Cyberstalking charge, contact our office at 360.659.4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW immediately for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Our skilled, seasoned attorneys are ready to protect you and your interests from these serious, high-impact allegations. Serious cases deserve serious defense. Serious cases deserve Ashbach Law Offices, LLC. …more

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC aggressively represents clients charged with Crimes Against People offenses throughout the Washington I-5 corridor, covering Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Regular courts of practice include, but are not limited to, Anacortes, Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrance, Redmond, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and Shoreline.