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Recent Results:

DUI - "NOT GUILTY" jury verdict - South District Court in Lynnwood

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Violation of No Contact Order - Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court      

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen Distric Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen District Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Reckless Endangerment – NOT GUILTY– Cascade District Court

Felony Convictions vacated – Snohomish County Superior Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Whatcom County District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduce to Disorderly Conduct Non-DV – no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Cascade District Court

Soliciting a Prostitute – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree  – Set for Dismissal – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct then dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

 

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Reckless Endangerment - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft in the First Degree - Dismissed

Assault with Sexual Motivation - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - case dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Hit and Run - Dismissed

Felony drug possession - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence and Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - resolved as infraction

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer - Dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Second Degree Assault (Felony) - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft/Shoplifting - Dismissed

Disorderly Conduct - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and case set for dismissal

No Contact Order Petition - Successfully Defended

Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

Client's 3rd DUI in 7 years- reduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree

Trespassing - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – No conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

DUI with .19 BAC- resolved as Negligent Driving; to be dismissed after a year

Hit and Run Attended - Dismissed

Negligent Driving First Degree – Reduced to traffic infraction

Trespassing – Dismissed

Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony) - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Rendering Criminal Assistance - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief (Domestic Violence) - Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; No Jail, firearm rights retained

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - No Contact Order dropped, Case Dismissed

Hit and Run Unattended - Dismissed

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Negligent Driving in the First Degree - reduced to simple traffic infraction

Reckless Driving - Reduced to simple traffic infraction; no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence; Original offer 60 days jail; result in Disorderly Conduct, no jail.

DUI - Dismissed and refiled as Negligent Driving - no jail, no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Dismissed on Compromise of Misdemeanor

Furnishing Liquor to Minors - Dismissed

No Contact Order dropped

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and no treatment

Federal Drug Possession - Dismissed

Driving with Suspended License - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Two counts of assault with a firearm - one day jail; case to be dismissed after 12 months probation.

Probation Review Hearing - New Criminal Charges - No Action by Court

Client's Third DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

 

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No Contact Orders and Protection Orders in Washington

Washington courts, particularly those in Snohomish County, take no-contact orders (also called "anti-harassment" or "domestic violence protection" orders) very seriously. Our courts grant them generally as a matter or course; it take a great deal of experience and preparation to avoid imposition of one as part of a criminal matter; allegedly violating one can have significant penalties, including possible felony charges. Fortunately, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has much successful experience in representing those charged with violating a no-contact order, and those upon whom a court (or individual) seeks to impose such an order. If you are running into a No-contact order problem, call (360) 659-4950 for a free, no-pressure consulation. Also, please read below for more information.

A court order prohibiting a person from not contacting another person can be granted in several ways, under different authority (statutes), can have varying periods of effectiveness, and have different punishment.
If you have been charged with a crime, such as assault or a form of domestic violence, the court may impose a no-contact order, restraining you from having contact with the alleged victim. This order can come in two types: a formal no-contact order and a condition of release. If a formal no-contact order is in place, you must abide by the terms of the order; violation of the terms is a gross misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to 365 days in jail and a $5000 fine. If a person violates a no-contact order several times, or allegedly commits an assault in violation of the no-contact order, that person may be charged with a felony.
As opposed to a formal no-contact order, the criminal court could simply impose a no-contact order as a condition of pre-trial release. Violation may not lead to a crime, but it would likely mean that you get arrested and held in jail until a) your case is over, or b) you post sufficient bail to secure your release.
Note that even if the protected party does not want the no-contact order, a criminal court often imposes one, even if it will cause the parties significant hardship.  An attorney, if contacted early enough before the initial court date to prepare, may be able to keep the order from being imposed. An attorney should also be able to help you in getting such an order removed.
A party who fears for his or her safety may also apply to a court for an order of protection. Most courts have packets with forms and instructions for making the application.  Application for a no-contact or protection order in a court generally results in a 14-day temporary no-contact order, followed by a full hearing where both the applicant and the respondent have an opportunity to argue and respond. Oftentimes, if a no-contact order is issued, the restrained party has to give up possession of his/her firearms.  Our office has successfully represented many, many people in these situations.

If you have been charged with violating a no-contact order, or someone is trying to put a no-contact order on you, call our office today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation. We have had great success in representing our clients in these types of situations, throughout Snohomish County and Skagit County. This includes Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, and Mukilteo, Washington.

 

 

 

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"Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your help in handling my DV assault charges. I feel as if a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I could not have done it without your help. I feel that your rates were extremely reasonable for the amount of work you put in on my case, and I will be referring you to everyone I know that may need counsel."

 

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More Recent Results:

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - amended to Disorderly Conduct and to be dismissed in twelve months

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief Third Degree - Domestic Violence - to be dismissed after 12 months; no treatment

Felony Drug Possession - Resolved as misdemeanor, no jail, no treatment

Theft in the Third Degree - Shoplifting - to be dismissed in 12 months

Client's Second DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Negligent Driving Second Degree - Dismissed

Theft - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed at arraignment upon legal argument

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Possession of Dangerous Weapon - Evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Prostitution Charges - Dismissed

Failure to Comply with Police - Dismissed

First Degree Robbery - Resolved as Theft

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Driving with Suspended Licence - No Conviction

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Trespassing - No Conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Dismissed
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – To be dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; no contact order dropped; no jail
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Violation of No Contact Order – Dismissed
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Driving with Suspended License – no conviction; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – Dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving