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New Domestic Violence Penalties in 2018

Posted by John Tymczyszyn | Jan 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In July of 2017 the Washington State Legislature passed HB 1163.  It is a bill that increases the penalties for a conviction of Domestic Violence in 2018.  The bill does the following:
Ÿ1. An Assault 4th degree (DV) is elevated from a gross misdemeanor                                                                                                                                                                                    to a class C felony when the defendant has two or more prior adult                                                                                                                                                                                     DV convictions for in the previous 10 years.

2. Counts prior convictions for Assault of a Child or Criminal
Mistreatment DV as 2 points when calculating an offender score
for sentencing for a felony DV conviction.

3. Requires DNA collection from defendant upon a
conviction for an Assault in the fourth degree - DV.

4. Requires persons receiving an initial license for cosmetology, hair design,
barbering, manicuring, or esthetics to complete a one-hour training course in
DV and sexual assault awareness.

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John Tymczyszyn

Attorney John T. is a third generation Washingtonian, Navy Veteran and criminal defense attorney.


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