An Attorney for People Accused of Violent Crimes

Many violent crime accusations arise in complex situations where two or more people are having a conflict, and the police have decided that one person is criminally responsible for his or her role in that conflict.

If you have been accused of assault, domestic violence or another violent crime, Edmonds attorney John F. Segelbaum will explore all of your criminal defense options. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and John will fight for your rights to that presumption. Contact him to schedule a free initial consultation about your Washington criminal charges.

Representing You on Assault Charges

You do not have to physically strike or injure someone in order to be arrested for assault. If you are accused of violently threatening, shoving or spitting on someone, that accusation can give rise to an assault charge. Bar fights, domestic arguments and other circumstances often lead to assault charges against one or more participants.

John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law, has defended many clients against criminal assault charges, including serious charges such as assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon, which can have major long-term consequences.

Defending Clients Charged With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a special category that can attach to another criminal charge — such as assault, harassment or property destruction — allegedly committed against a spouse, child, roommate or other member of your household.

If you are accused of domestic violence, the police are generally required to arrest you, and you will be given a no-contact order as a condition of release on bail or as part of any probation you receive.

If you are convicted of a domestic violence offense, you face the normal punishment for the underlying offense, plus mandatory domestic violence counseling and a permanent loss of your right to possess firearms. Criminal defense lawyer John F. Segelbaum is experienced at defending clients against domestic violence charges.

Your Advocate at the Restraining Order Hearing

People who believe they have been victims of domestic violence can seek restraining orders (also known as protection orders) without pressing criminal charges. Generally, the judge will issue a restraining order on a 14-day basis and hold a hearing to determine whether it should be extended to a full year.

A restraining order can keep you from approaching your home and family and should be taken very seriously. Attorney John F. Segelbaum represents clients in restraining order hearings. Contact John to ensure that your rights are protected.