Allegation of Same Sex Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective on Gay or Lesbian Disputes.

Allegation of Same Sex Domestic Violence | Seattle Criminal Defense AttorneyThe criminal defense lawyers | attorneys in our office have seen a wide variety of assault and domestic violence problems within same sex relationships. The vast majority of our gay and lesbian criminal cases involve relationships disputes getting out of control for a variety of reasons.  It is important to recognize that gay and lesbian couple disputes, assaults or violence will be labeled domestic violence by the criminal legal system regardless of whether the dynamics fit the traditional perception of domestic violence (male violence perpetrated on a female for purposes of establishing power and control). Although some progressive and experienced prosecuting attorneys will recognize that the dynamics, issues and treatment programs useful for traditional domestic violence cases are almost always not applicable, some need to be educated. The criminal defense lawyers | attorneys in our office do this by educating the prosecutors involved and utilizing progressive professional evaluations that are often by members of or relationships we have built up over time. By doing this, we can address the issues surrounding the criminal accusation and calmly take steps to minimize the consequences.

The criminal defense lawyers in our office have an enormous amount of individual and combined experience handling same sex disputes, violence, conflict and trials in the criminal and civil courts. Clients retain or hire us because they want an experienced, staunch and effective criminal defense lawyer | attorney who takes the time to make sure their rights are protected and are familiar with the criminal system and how the dispute dynamics in any relationship is played out in it. Our firm has a unique blend of courtroom experience, skills, knowledge and temperament. Consultations are free but a poor choice in counsel is not. The first step is a phone call or appointment.  Call 206-708-7852 to set up your first appointment.

Robert Rhodes

With a successful background in law, courtrooms, wrestling, rugby and jujitsu, Robert Rhodes’s nature is well-suited for argument and litigation. Mr. Rhodes knows how to talk clearly and directly to his clients, adversaries and to the Court. His common sense, straight talk and experience put his clients immediately at ease. Mr. Rhodes does not do anything half way and you will sense this when you meet him. Read more >>