Victims Who are Charged as Aggressors

Victims Charged as Aggressors | A Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Prospective.

Divorce and Domestic Violence Accusations | Seattle Criminal Defense AttorneysActing in the capacity of criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, we have handled a number of criminal cases where the victim is charged as a domestic violence perpetrator when they are the “true” victim in the relationship.  We have also seen innocent men get involved with women who are being battered by another male and subsequently get charged with serious felonies because the other man set him up or the untreated dynamics from the old relationship poison the new one.  There really is no limit to the scenarios where a “true” victim can be charged as the aggressor because there are no limits or boundaries in a relationship based on violence, power and control.

If you or a loved one is the victim in a relationship founded and sustained by violence and control, there is hope IF you want to exit the relationship and take the necessary steps to avoid getting into another one. As criminal defense lawyers who have handled more than our fair share cases where victims are charged as aggressors, we can anticipate how the true aggressor will behave and use this to our advantage; however, if the relationship does not stop, we cannot help you.  If are willing to recognize that change is necessary and avail yourself to ending the relationship, follow a safety plan and use support groups and counseling, we will fight for you and we are your firm.

As defense lawyers who have handled thousands of domestic violence cases, we can almost predict with certainty how a true domestic violence batter will act because their need to control and dominate is compulsive. Unfortunately, without intervention, this urge will remain uncontrollable. In order to defend these cases, it is vital that this behavior is documented and the true victims do something they never thought they would or could … don’t respond, stay away and seek counseling.   In order for a domestic violence batter to remain in control, they must continue to be involved in your life.  The first step is ending this cycle by putting a safety plan in place and leaving.

The criminal defense lawyers | attorneys in our office have dealt with a wide variety of domestic violence cases involving victims and aggressors. Our lawyers know criminal cases are rarely as simple as the police reports claim and our clients hire us because they want staunch counsel who will make sure their rights are protected. Our firm has a unique blend of courtroom experience, knowledge and temperament. Consultations are free but a poor choice in counsel is not. The first step is an appointment.

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 >>

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 >>

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