Monday, May 4, 2015
An Auburn Defense Attorney Can Help Survivors of Domestic Violence
A King County jury recently found a 49-year-old woman from Auburn guilty of abusing the family that had been staying at her home for three years. According to the Auburn Reporter, “The jury found Maria Esquivel guilty of first-degree assault-domestic violence, second-degree rape DV and three counts of second-degree assault DV.” It was also found that Esquivel had a history of domestic violence, which further hurt her case. She is now looking at a minimum sentence of 17 years and a maximum of life in prison. While Esquivel is going to prison for good, her case is more severe as she also faces other charges. In terms of domestic violence alone, the state of Washington punishes those who are convicted of domestic violence depending on the seriousness of the offense as well as any previous cases.