All it takes is one bad day. All it takes is one heated argument. All it takes is one misunderstanding. All it takes is one phone call to turn your entire life upside down.
If The Police Show Up, Someone Is Going To Jail
It's all too common a scenario. A couple is arguing and the concerned neighbors end up calling the cops. They show up hoping to restore order and make sure everyone is out of harm's way, and the husband ends up being taken to jail for the night and shackled with domestic abuse charges.
Another all too common occurrence is the wrong spouse being taken in, compounding the initial problem of someone being taken to jail as a result of an argument. "Sure, but if he only went to jail because he wanted to protect his wife from going, she can drop the charges right?" WRONG. Once charges are filed it is up to the prosecution to drop them.
What Can I Do To Make Things Right?
I can help you. I cannot undo the phone call, but I will defend your rights and prevent you from being a victim of an overzealous prosecutor. I will be a thorn in the prosecutor's side, making sure that the judge is looking at the actual facts in your case and not applying a one-size-fits-all remedy to your case. You are not just another number in the system.
You Only Get One Shot. Make It Count. Make it Early.
Did you know that everyone has one opportunity early in your case to excuse a judge from hearing his or her domestic violence case? This is where I can shine for you. As a local attorney who has practiced in Bellevue and surrounding western Washington communities for 30 years, I know the judges, I know the prosecutors and I know the typical makeup of the juries. I can provide the critical information you need to make the right decision on recusal. You only have once chance to hire the right lawyer. Make sure it's the right lawyer who knows how to exercise the one chance you get to excuse the wrong judge.
To learn more about how I can help, call me anytime, including weekends, on my cell phone (206) 371-9870.