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Domestic Violence

Arrested for Domestic Violence? You Need a Strong Defense.

Domestic violence assault or spousal abuse is vigorously prosecuted in King County and other areas in Washington State. An argument or fight in the home and a call to 911 will result in an arrest, expensive bail and an aggressive criminal prosecution. In most of these cases, a no contact order (also known as a restraining order) will also be issued against the accused person.

If you have been arrested for spousal abuse, domestic violence or a related offense such as felony assault, malicious mischief or interference with reporting domestic violence, it is vitally important to consult an experienced defense lawyer immediately. You may be facing a civil restraining order and substantial criminal consequences. Contact the Seattle Law Offices of Steve Karimi 24 hours a day for a free consultation.

"Let My Extensive Experience as a Former Prosecutor Work For You."

The police and prosecutors do not care if you were involved in a self-defense situation. Even parents trying to restrain an out-of-control child may face charges of domestic violence. It has also become increasingly common for charges of verbal, emotional or physical abuse to be brought into divorce cases as a way to get one spouse out of the house and to place him or her at a huge disadvantage in a child custody battle.

In these cases you need a lawyer who understands the law, the system and how the prosecution will likely proceed. As a former prosecutor himself, criminal defense attorney Steve Karimi knows how to combat the tactics prosecutors employ in order to aggressively pursue a conviction in domestic violence cases. Contact us today to discuss your options in a free and confidential consultation.

Prosecution Tactics in Domestic Assault

Prosecutors tend to treat every alleged victim as if they were suffering from batterer's syndrome, characterized by a relationship where the victim is manipulated by power, control and, ultimately, violence by a dominant partner. At trial, a prosecutor will attempt to educate the jury about the dynamics of a domestic relationship and will label the accused as a batterer.

Even if the case is not about domestic violence assault in the classic sense, the prosecutor will still try to label the defendant as a batterer. In reality, most of us know that life is just not that simple. While a prosecutor may hold on to certain beliefs, an experienced domestic violence attorney will demonstrate to the jury that the prosecutor has a weak case, or no case at all.

You need an experienced Seattle domestic violence defense attorney who can level the playing field and protect your rights against unfair criminal charges and orders of protection. The Law Office of Steve Karimi has a record of successes in domestic violence defense. Call our offices at 206-621-8777 or our 24-hour help line at 206-660-6200 for immediate assistance. You can also e-mail us now for answers to your important questions or to schedule an appointment for a free and completely confidential consultation.

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If you were arrested or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Seattle or surrounding areas of Washington State, the Law Offices of Steve Karimi can help. Call 206-621-8777 during regular business hours or 206-660-6200 24 hours a day for a free consultation.

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Named a "rising star" in criminal defense by Washington Law and Politics magazine, Mr. Karimi is a former prosecutor for King County who uses his insight into prosecution strategies to protect his clients' rights in criminal court.