Domestic Violence

RCW 10.99.020 defines domestic violence

Domestic violence is a crime committed by one family or household member against another. The typical offenses misdemeanor domestic violence crimes are:

  • Assault in the fourth degree (RCW 9A.36.041)
  • Malicious mischief in the third degree (RCW 9A.48.090)
  • Violation of the provisions of a restraining order, no-contact order, or protection order restraining or enjoining the person or restraining the person from going onto the grounds of or entering a residence, workplace, school, or day care, or prohibiting the person from knowingly coming within, or knowingly remaining within, a specified distance of a location (RCW 10.99.040, 10.99.050, 26.09.300, 26.10.220, 26.26.138, 26.44.063, 26.44.150, 26.50.060, 26.50.070, 26.50.130, 26.52.070, or 74.34.145); -Stalking (RCW 9A.46.110); and
  • Interference with the reporting of domestic violence (RCW 9A.36.150).

Conviction requires treatment. RCW 26.50.150 WAC 388-60

The Department of Social and Health Services shall adopt rules for standards of approval of domestic violence perpetrator programs that accept perpetrators of domestic violence into treatment to satisfy court orders or that represent the programs as ones that treat domestic violence perpetrators. The treatment must meet the minimum requirements established by the Department of Social & Health Services.

Conviction results in loss of right to carry a firearm, RCW 9.41.040.

A conviction related to a domestic violence crime results in the loss of a person's right to carry a firearm, which includes possession of a firearm for any purpose, including for hunting or target practice or for job related firearm possession. There are no exceptions.