We have written and talked about domestic violence in the past, but what is it … what is ‘domestic violence’? Some inquiring minds want to know. So we provide the following:
Domestic violence is a situation that occurs between family members, people living together, or people in romantic relationships. It is not so much a crime as it is a phrase with consequences; domestic violence is, in essence, a ‘tag’ that is added to crimes involving family members, people living together or those in a romantic relationship, including, but not limited to, malicious mischief, assault, and a bevy of property crimes.
What many people don’t know or realize is that, generally speaking, whenever police are called to respond to allegations of domestic violence they are mandated by law to make an arrest, no matter the circumstances. For this reason, domestic violence charges are often brought on behalf of people who never intended them to be brought in the first place. Other complications can also arise when a domestic violence charge is brought against someone in our criminal courts. For example no contact orders are issued and our 2nd Amendment is impeded; the impact on families can be extreme, and can affect housing, bills and child custody.
In domestic violence situations alleged victims are often opposed to the prosecution. Rarely, however, does the prosecutor give weight to this person’s desire to not have the case move forward in the court system. The global impact on the family can thus be extreme and sometimes catastrophic.
If arrested for a domestic violence it is imperative that you immediately contact a Seattle domestic violence attorney to protect your rights and interests. Even the seemingly ‘silly’ case is now taken extremely seriously, and the government will proceed on the case, especially in light of the recent hype given to the issue. The Seattle domestic violence attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle domestic violence lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether cited for assault, property destruction or some other domestic violence related crime, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys immediately.