Violent Crimes

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Whenever violence is used in the commission of a crime, it immediately increases the severity of the charges and the penalties for conviction. Weapons are not always used in violent crimes. When they are, the person charged with the crime may face additional charges and penalties.

Some examples of violent crimes include the following:

  • Murder / Manslaughter;
  • Rape / Sexual Assault; and
  • Assault

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, you need the services of an experienced and proven Seattle criminal defense lawyer. Our firm brings a combined total of over 45 years to your defense. When we take on a client who has been charged with a violent crime, we often conduct our own investigation into the matter and employ the use of various experts to build a compelling defense. Our firm should get involved as early as possible.


There are four main types of offenses which are considered to be violent crimes. Violent crimes can include murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape by force, robbery and aggravated assault. Individuals who are convicted of violent crimes in Seattle may be sentenced to significant jail time, hefty fines, probation, and community service. In addition to these penalties, if convicted, you will have a permanent mark on your criminal record which may cause many problems in your future. A criminal record may negatively impact your ability to seek employment, obtain loans, and rent property.


In the face of violent criminal charges, you need every possible advantage, and our attorneys will make sure to handle your case in a way that will bring a positive resolution to your charges. Being convicted of a violent crime can negatively impact your life for years to come, if not forever, so it is very important to have the best criminal defense attorney you can find.

Your criminal defense lawyer will be a main factor to how successful your case will be, and their skill level will either make or break your case. At our law firm, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the Washington criminal process and will know exactly what types of actions to take regarding your case. All possible measures will be taken to gather evidence and information to build a compelling defense.

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