Violent Crimes

Spokane Violent Crimes Attorney

Aggressive Defense for Violent Crime Charges in Washington

Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses in Washington. If you are convicted of a violent crime, you will face severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and a permanent criminal record. In addition, a conviction for a violent crime can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life, making it difficult to find employment, secure housing, or even obtain a loan.

At Maxey Law Office PLLC, we understand the stakes involved in violent crime cases. Our Spokane violent crimes lawyer is prepared to aggressively defend you against the charges you face. We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom and are prepared to fight for you.

If you have been charged with a violent crime, call our office at (509) 652-3330 or contact us online for a free consultation with our team.

Types of Violent Crimes

There are many different types of violent crimes in Washington. Some of the most common include:

  • Assault: Assault is a serious crime in Washington. There are several different types of assault, including simple assault, assault in the second degree, and assault in the first degree. The specific charges you face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged offense, including whether a weapon was used and the extent of the victim’s injuries.
  • Domestic Violence: Domestic violence is a crime that occurs between family or household members. This can include spouses, former spouses, parents, children, siblings, and people who live together. Domestic violence can involve assault, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and other offenses.
  • Homicide: Homicide is the act of killing another person. There are several different types of homicide, including murder, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. The specific charges you face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged offense, including whether the killing was intentional and whether a weapon was used.
  • Robbery: Robbery is the act of taking another person’s property by force or the threat of force. Robbery is a serious crime in Washington and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.
  • Kidnapping: Kidnapping is the act of taking another person and moving them a substantial distance without their consent. Kidnapping is a serious crime in Washington and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.

Defending Against Violent Crime Charges

If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced attorney on your side. At Maxey Law Office PLLC, we are prepared to fight for you. We will thoroughly investigate the charges against you, including the evidence the prosecution plans to use against you. We will also work to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and develop an effective defense strategy.

There are several defenses that may be available in a violent crime case, including:

  • Self-defense: You may be able to argue that you acted in self-defense. If you can show that you reasonably believed that you were in imminent danger of suffering bodily harm and that the use of force was necessary to protect yourself, you may be able to avoid a conviction.
  • Defense of others: You may be able to argue that you acted in defense of others. If you can show that you reasonably believed that another person was in imminent danger of suffering bodily harm and that the use of force was necessary to protect them, you may be able to avoid a conviction.
  • False allegations: In some cases, people are falsely accused of violent crimes. This can occur for many different reasons, including a desire for revenge, a desire to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody case, or a case of mistaken identity. If you have been falsely accused of a violent crime, we will work to uncover the truth and clear your name.
  • Illegal search and seizure: The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police obtained evidence against you through an illegal search or seizure, we can file a motion to suppress the evidence. If the motion is successful, the prosecution will not be able to use the evidence against you, which may result in the charges being reduced or dismissed.

Penalties for Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses in Washington. If you are convicted of a violent crime, you will face severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and a permanent criminal record. In addition, a conviction for a violent crime can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life, making it difficult to find employment, secure housing, or even obtain a loan.

Some of the factors that can affect the penalties for a violent crime conviction include:

  • The specific charges you face
  • The circumstances of the alleged offense
  • Your criminal history
  • Whether a weapon was used
  • The extent of the victim’s injuries

At Maxey Law Office PLLC, we understand the stakes involved in violent crime cases. Our Spokane violent crimes lawyer is prepared to aggressively defend you against the charges you face. We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom and are prepared to fight for you.

If you have been charged with a violent crime, call our office at (509) 652-3330 or contact us online for a free consultation with our team.


 


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