When most people think of domestic violence, they generally think of assault charges, i.e. 2 people get into an argument and it escalates into violence. There are many other charges that can be label as domestic violence as well. Generally these charges are in addition to an assault charge but you can be arrested for any of these charges on their own as well. Like all domestic violence charges, they should be taken seriously and a Seattle domestic violence defense attorney should be contacted right away.