For those of you who wonder why the government takes such a strong position on domestic violence, you need look no further than a tragic incident that took place on Thursday of last week.
In Bothell a 48 year old woman was found with injuries from a box cutter. She ultimately died from those injuries after being hospitalized Harborview Medical Center along with her estranged husband, a 48 year old man. Both the man and the woman had wounds that authorities attribute to a box cutter. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has said they believe the injuries to the couple were inflicted during a domestic violence dispute. This is exactly the type of situation that police officers, prosecutors and domestic violence advocates fear may occur if they don’t take a very proactive and involved approach to domestic violence matters; the belief stems from the concept that domestic violence is an ‘escalation’ crime, and thus if not handled in the infancy stages of development tragedies like these occur.
Anyone facing a DV charge should get prepared to protect themselves, or face the specter of the government getting very involved in their personal affairs; they would best be served by hiring a qualified Seattle domestic violence attorney to help them with the meanderings of our criminal court system. 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.