Family Related Criminal Defense
I am able to help you defend yourself from family related criminal charges. Family related crimes are usually crimes that occur within a family. These cases may be related to a custody battle or a divorce.
This may include:
- Misdemeanor & Felony Assault charges
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse and/or Neglect
- Violating an order of protection
- Malicious punishment of a child
- CPS Findings of Founded Allegations
- Drug-related crimes
- Alcohol-related crimes
- Sexual crimes
- Property crimes (Example: destruction of property)
I have over 25 years of experience with family & criminal law. Trust me to help you navigate the system and defend your rights!
If you have an offense on your record that qualifies for removal, let us help you.
Vacating/Expunging and/or Sealing Criminal Convictions:
The consequences of a criminal conviction go well beyond the completion of a sentence. Criminal convictions on one’s record can have lasting impacts on a person’s career and one’s ability to obtain suitable employment, including one’s ability to obtain a professional license. A criminal record can also have adverse impacts on child custody matters.
Misdemeanor or Gross Misdemeanor
In Washington State, RCW 6.96.060 permits one to expunge most misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor convictions if you have completed the terms of your sentence. This includes having paid off all court fines and any court ordered restitution, that no new offenses have occurred since then, and at least three years (5 years for Domestic Violence offenses) have passed since probation has ended and all fines have been paid.
Non-violent Felony Convictions
Similarly, RCW 9.94A.640 permits one to expunge many non-violent felony convictions after being discharged from probation when all fines and restitution are paid, and no new offenses have occurred in the five years (for Class C felonies) or ten years (for Class B felonies) from date of discharge.
I have witnessed the adverse impacts that convictions have had on clients and their ability to obtain employment, and it is devastating as many companies have policies that prohibit offers of employment to those with any criminal record.
Getting a conviction expunged can often make the difference between having to live off the charity of relatives or having the dignity of being able to support yourself.
Job Well Done!
I was accused of child abuse back in 2016. I was able to locate Mr. Miller via Internet browsing. Contacted him by phone and filled him in about my situation and he gave me some feedback and told me a little about some of his past cases. I was immediately impressed and hired him right on the spot. I knew he was the person I was looking for. I had total confidence that he would give me the results I was seeking. He was awesome working my case and keeping me fully involved and aware of the process every step of the way and did so, in a timely manner. I appreciated his patience, as this was all new to me.
Because of Mr. Miller’s expertise as a Lawyer and experience with child abuse cases. I am happy to announce: He has another victory win under his belt!Ebony