Domestic Violence Lawyer

The outcome of a domestic violence case can permanently change your life.

Our team is here to help individuals achieve fair results in these incredibly contentious disputes.

Meeting domestic violence lawyer David Partovi at his Spokane, WA, office can be the critical first step to protecting yourself and your rights.

Actions Considered Domestic Violence

Domestic violence encompasses harmful actions perpetrated by individuals who have an intimate or familial relationship with the victim. Domestic violence can take the form of abuse that is emotional, physical, sexual, intimidation-based, and more.

Prominent examples of domestic violence include:

  • Punching, slapping, pushing, and other forms of physical assault 
  • Sexual assault 
  • Destruction of property
  • Stalking and harassment 
  • Threats made in person or through electronic devices
  • Violating protection orders
  • False imprisonment or kidnapping
  • Controlling your actions

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If you're a victim of domestic violence or you're facing charges after being wrongfully accused, don't wait to secure representation. Our domestic violence attorney can help you protect your freedoms, well-being, and family. Request a free consultation with Mr. David Partovi.

Our Legal Team Is on Your Side Fighting for Clients in Washington and Idaho

"Amazing in every way to be in the courtroom watching the team handle my soon-to-be ex-husband who was fighting my protection order. Partovi Law sent me two amazing outstanding warriors. They took turns knocking down every false lie and accusation, pretty much squashing them at any angle. Thanks in special part to Ashley, who still to this day wants to see me flourish and be happy." Ali Deasy

How Partovi Law Protects Your Rights

Domestic violence attorney David Partovi has been practicing law since 2000. He has spent more than two decades honing his ability to understand and represent clients in sensitive domestic abuse cases across both Washington and Idaho. 

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Advocating for Abuse Survivors

Mr. Partovi copiously documents all physical, emotional, and property damage you have suffered as a result of your abuser. He presents this information, along with any threatening messages, in a compelling manner to properly convince the courts that you are a victim of abuse.

For your protection, our domestic violence attorney can develop and secure a robust restraining order against the accused. He understands the complexities of domestic violence laws and can apply this knowledge to help you protect your rights against your abuser in family law cases, including child support, child custody, and divorce.

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Defending the Falsely Accused

False accusations resulting in criminal charges can be levied as a means of revenge, to gain an edge in family law cases, or even due to tragic misinterpretations. If you are accused of domestic violence, Mr. Partovi will review all the evidence against you. 

Mr. Partovi's ability to identify flimsy evidence and violations of rights allows him to vigorously challenge domestic violence accusations. Your actions throughout your case will be under a microscope, even if you did nothing wrong. Mr. Partovi can give you proper behavioral advice and stand up to unjust court orders when necessary. 

You Can Count on Partovi Law What Sets Our Firm Apart

If you're accused of abuse or are a victim of domestic violence, you need a lawyer who deeply understands domestic violence laws and how to create a strong case on your behalf. 

When you choose our Spokane, WA, law office, you receive:

An attorney who is licensed in both Washington and Idaho

A lawyer who answers the phone himself and returns calls promptly

24/7 office hours by appointment 

A law firm that works limited caseloads to truly focus on each of our clients

A team that takes domestic violence seriously and will represent your case with dignity 

Without an attorney on your side, your domestic violence case is at the mercy of opposing attorneys and the court system. David Partovi is committed to representing clients in critically important domestic violence cases. 

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Don't Face Your
Domestic Violence Case Alone 

Contact Our Spokane, WA, Lawyer Today

At Partovi Law, we handle all domestic abuse cases with the sensitivity they deserve. Our attorney's ability to help protect victims and vigorously defend those accused of criminal accusations gives him keen insight into the strategies your legal opposition may employ. 

If you're involved in a domestic violence dispute, you need an advocate who provides determined, judgment-free representation. Take advantage of our free consultations by requesting to meet Mr. Partovi at his Spokane office. Write to us online or call:

(509) 638-3247

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Trina Dutton

Spokane, WA


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David Partovi helped me with a legal matter in which I was being falsely accused. He was professional, kind, and very responsive when I contacted him. I would definitely recommend!

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Spokane, WA


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David partovi is awesome he gave me really good information and advice on what to do with my divorce. I also like the fact that that he is straightforward with everything

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woman sitting at desk concerned Are You a Survivor of Domestic Violence?

If you are suffering from domestic violence, it is important that you, your children, and any other loved ones are removed from the abusive situation. Law enforcement, the judicial system, and our domestic violence lawyer are here to help protect abuse victims. If you have a potential domestic violence case, contact the police and our attorney so you can receive the help you need. 

If the police arrest your abuser, try to give them as much information as possible so officers can make a detailed report. Mr. Partovi's team in Spokane, WA, can file a restraining order, gather evidence, and start other legal actions to prevent further harm to you and your loved ones.  

Domestic violence is never the victim's fault — it occurs when one person feels entitled to control over their partner and chooses abuse to exert that control. Even if you fight back or resort to violence to defend yourself in an abusive situation, there is only one person who is the primary abuser in the relationship.

How You Can Keep Yourself Safe Advice for People Experiencing Violence at Home

Domestic violence can impact all areas of your life, even leaving you with long-lasting physical and mental health issues, damaged relationships, and strain on your career. However, there are some things you can do to get started on improving your life today:

Leave Your Abuser

It can be difficult and dangerous to leave an abuser, but doing so can save your life. Create a safety plan for yourself and any children, tell trusted friends and family members of your plan to leave, and gather the essentials (cash, credit cards, passports, medication, social security cards, custody papers, etc.) before safely removing yourself from the abusive situation.

Relocate or Change Your Living Situation

Washington's housing laws protect victims of domestic violence. If you follow the required steps, you have the right to terminate a lease early without penalty. If your order of protection gives you possession of the house, you have the right to ask your landlord to change the locks.

Take Advantage of Domestic Violence Leave

People who are in abusive situations have the right to take time off of work for court proceedings, medical and psychological help, safety planning, relocation, and more. You can use paid time off, sick leave, or leave without pay and your job is protected by law when using this leave.

Every minute, about 20 people in the U.S. are abused by an intimate partner

Protect Yourself from Further Harm

Contact Our Spokane Attorney Today

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. That equates to more than 10 million men and women each year.

When victims of domestic violence delay getting out of the situation and contacting an attorney, they run the risk of serious injury, homelessness, and, in extreme cases, death. Reach out to our Spokane attorney to review your legal options today.

FAQ for Domestic Violence Victims

Who can I turn to if I am currently experiencing abuse in the home?

If you are currently experiencing any form of domestic violence, we encourage you to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE. You can also visit the Washington State Domestic Violence Information & Referral site for additional resources in your area.

What is the statute of limitations on domestic violence claims?

When reporting domestic abuse as a criminal act in Washington, there is a one-year statute of limitations if it was a misdemeanor and a two-year statute of limitations if it was a gross misdemeanor. For civil claims, there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit against the abuser.

What should I do if I suspect a loved one is being abused by their partner?

If you've noticed injuries, changes in mood, or other warning signs of abuse in a friend or family member, find a safe time and place to talk with them. Ask them if they are being hurt by their partner and let them know that you are willing to support them and keep them safe. Avoid a confrontational tone or judgmental language any time you are helping your loved one.

Our Spokane Law Firm Will Fight for You We Take All Spousal Abuse Cases Seriously

"My attorneys and paralegal became part of my family as they walked me through the worst experience in my life. Always very professional, caring and understanding, willing to listen and push me in the right direction. I would highly recommend them to everyone." Terri Hill

Protecting Your Rights After a False Accusation We Can Provide Legal Defense in Domestic Violence Cases

Accusations of abuse can elicit strong emotions. If you are arrested on criminal charges of domestic abuse, it is important that you remain calm and say nothing to the police. How you act and what you say during your arrest can be used against you in court.

Remaining silent and deferring all questions to your lawyer can help prevent your accuser's legal team from gaining evidence to use against you. When given the opportunity to contact an attorney, choose Mr. Partovi. Our domestic violence lawyer will begin collecting vital information for your defense, gleaning key information from the police, and helping you avoid incriminating statements. 

Making Sure Your Side of the Story Is Heard How Our Lawyer Can Defend You Against Criminal Accusations

If you find yourself facing domestic violence charges, our Spokane attorney can help you choose the right strategy for your case. Some defense strategies include:

Proving Self-Defense

If you were in a heated argument and your partner became physically aggressive with you, you may have had to resort to self-defense. If this was the case, our Spokane lawyer can try to prove that both sides were mutually violent.

Claiming Insufficient Evidence

Our attorney can look for holes in the prosecutor's evidence against you. If our attorney is able to find any discrepancies in the evidence, he will be sure to highlight these mistakes or inconsistencies.

Discussing Your Intent

To secure a conviction, the prosecutor has to prove that your abuse was willful. For example, if you slammed a door after an argument and didn't know your partner was following you through that door, our attorney can show that the incident was an accident and cannot be considered abuse.

These strategies may result in the prosecutor dropping your domestic violence charges altogether.

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Defend Your Reputation

Contact Our Spokane Lawyer Today

If you've been accused of domestic battery, you need to speak with a defense attorney about the crime allegations against you. During the consultation process, we can listen to your side of the story and determine your best legal options.

Work with a team who will help you address the alleged offenses and help prevent acts of self-incrimination. To discuss what happened with a skilled domestic violence lawyer, contact our law firm today.

FAQ for Domestic Violence Defendants

How much jail time will I receive for a domestic abuse conviction?

Your jail time will depend on the nature of your conviction. For a misdemanor conviction, you may spend up to 90 days in county jail. For a gross misdemeanor, you may spend up to 364 days in county jail. If you are convicted of felony domestic abuse, you may spend up to five years or more in state prison.

What penalties will I face if I violate a protective order?

Violating a protection order is commonly considered a gross misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to 364 days in county jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and potentially other penalties.

Can I expunge a domestic violence charge from my criminal record?

Yes. In Washington State it is possible to get misdemeanor domestic abuse charges expunged from your record. For this to happen, you have to fulfill the terms of your sentence and then wait for five years before seeking expungement. During a consultation, our team in Spokane can help determine if you qualify and go over the process in more detail.

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Kelly Walker

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I'm the opposing party and giving them 5 stars should say something. Dave Partovi is one of the very few lawyers I've known to be honest, genuinely caring and respectful to all parties involved. He's earns his wins with integrity and hard work not with lies and dirty tricks. If he wasn't my ex's lawyer already, I'd hire him in a second. Thanks to Dave, my distaste for lawyers is a little less each day.

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Annalisa Gruber

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I just want to thank you all for your time and diligence as I was in my search for representation. I've been turned down by alot of people due to what I'm up against! David considered me and was going to take my terrible circumstances on! This is a high conflict case . Although I didn't hire David and his incredible team I highly recommend them!!! Very articulate and well spoken, very upfront with costs and I appreciated that the MOST! Thank you guys so much for your time and understanding speaking with me!

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Other Ways Mr. Partovi Can Help When You Have a Domestic Violence Case

Restraining Orders

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, Mr. Partovi can help you file for a restraining order, a domestic violence protection order, or a no-contact order to keep your abuser away from you and your children.

If you've been wrongfully accused, Mr. Partovi can help you fight these orders so you can maintain access to your family.

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Washington is a no-fault divorce state, meaning people can separate due to irreconcilable differences. The party seeking a divorce cannot bring fault-based claims to the case. Because of this, a judge will not consider domestic violence when making a divorce ruling.

Mr. Partovi can help guide you through the divorce process from his Spokane office.

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Child Custody

Domestic violence is one of the many factors considered by the court when awarding custody. Those with a history of domestic violence against their child or partner may face limitations when it comes to child custody, such as supervised visitation or termination of parental rights.

If you have been wrongfully accused, Mr. Partovi can protect your access to your children by exposing the flaws in custody agreements and proving that access is in your child's best interest.

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Maintenance and Assets

While domestic violence may not be a direct factor in divorce, it can affect matters related to divorce. If domestic abuse has caused the victim PTSD, caused them to lose their job, or cut them off from their support networks, maintenance awards may be affected.
The way a judge handles the allocation of marital assets can change if they are being used to ameliorate the effects of domestic violence, such as through counseling and medical bills.

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Our Spokane, WA, Legal Team Is Here to Help Free Case Reviews Can Provide the Support You Need

"I’m so grateful for David. He spent more than an hour with me after hours trying to help me with my urgent need. He gave me his opinion and advice and didn’t take any money for the consultation. He’s very friendly and professional. He takes a very close look at your situation. I would definitely come back to him and recommend him to others." Liliya S.
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Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated with:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Court of Appeals – Division III

Contact us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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