Protection Orders

Dismissal – Domestic Violence Protection Order

A respected father was accused of raping a relative and was served with a temporary domestic violence protection order. Ms. Burke presented to the court the motivations for the alleged petitioner to lie in addition to evidence that proved her client could not have committed the crime. The court dismissed the petitioner’s request for a protection order and charges were not filed.

Dismissal – King County Domestic Violence Protection Order and Realignment of the Parties

A local domestic violence victim’s advocate broke up with her partner. The spurned partner obtained a temporary domestic violence protection order against the victim’s advocate alleging that she assaulted him. Ms. Burke represented the victim’s advocate in fighting his request and successfully argued that he was the abuser and she was the victim. Ms. Burke successfully argued that the parties should be realigned. As a result, HE, the original petitioner, walked out as the respondent restrained by a domestic violence protection order.

Dismissal – King County Domestic Violence Protection Order

A respected father was accused of raping a relative and was served with a temporary domestic violence protection order. Ms. Burke presented to the court the motivations for the alleged petitioner to lie in addition to evidence that proved her client could not have committed the crime. The court agreed with Ms. Burke and dismissed the petitioner’s request for a protection order and charges were not filed.

Dismissal – King County Domestic Violence Protection Order

Ms. Burke’s client was a young man over six feet tall. The opposing party was his former girlfriend a very petite woman. Petite girl claimed that large client punched her. Witnesses claimed same. Ms. Burke presented evidence to the judge that her client had been repeatedly abused by the petite girl. The judge denied the petite girl’s petition and granted the young man’s request for a protection order.

Partial Realignment of the Parties – Snohomish County Domestic Violence Protection Order

Ms. Burke’s client was a large man over six feet tall and fit. The petitioner was his wife who was a very petite woman. His wife alleged that he abused her in every way from emotionally to physically to sexually. Ms. Burke presented evidence of the wife’s assaults on the husband and tape recorded threats to kill him. The court realigned the parties to issue a protection order against the wife. The effect was that to neutralize her order.

Dismissal – King County Domestic Violence Protection Order

Ms. Burke’s client was a prominent local business man who allegedly assaulted his nephew, a used car salesman. The allegations were refuted. The trial court made legal and factual errors. Ms. Burke filed a revision to be heard by a superior court judge. The judge reversed the original decision and the protection order was defeated.

Dismissal – King County Domestic Violence Protection Order

Ms. Burke’s client was a graduating senior. Her ex-boyfriend claimed that she harassed him by means which included allegedly stalking his girlfriend and damaging her car. After a contested hearing, Ms. Burke obtained a dismissal of his petition (including 3 other related petitions).