Domestic Violence, Anti-Harassment, and Stalking Protection Orders

Snohomish County Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If someone suspects you of a crime, call a defense attorney.

But if it’s not that bad yet you need to consider the possibility of a protection order – where the civil and criminal realms meet. “Harassment” is a specific legal term in Washington State that means certain things and not others. Many people do not realize the protections they can get, or they overestimate the power the government has.

Sometimes you need the bang of the gavel and the finality of a judge’s signature; nothing less will do to resolve your matter. But it may be possible to find alternative dispute resolutions that keep everyone safe and separated without having to go to court.

Whether you need one or the focus of one, Dabney Law Firm can fight for you and make sure you, your reputation, and your family are protected.

Walton Dabney can advise and represent you on any Domestic Violence, Anti-Harassment, and Stalking Protection Orders matter, including:

  • Should I call the police, or a lawyer?
  • Writing the Court and Going to Court
  • What is “harassment” under the law?
  • What happens when a protection order is in place?
  • Are there alternatives to going to court?
  • I am accused – what should I do?


Dabney Law Firm can help you disregard the default and chart your own path. We help people customize their relationships. Write your own vows, your own rules, your own plan.

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