A recent incident in North Seattle reconfirms that it is rarely a good idea to take matters into your own hands. Often prosecutors may look beyond the basis of why you may feel an act was valid and find that under the law it simply wasn’t. This is exactly what happened when a man confronting someone breaking into his RV (with children inside) went too far with his self-defense, defense of others, defense of property claim. In the incident the man is accused of killing the person who broke into his RV and then dumping his body into some bushes … down the road from the actual scene. The man was charged with second-degree murder. The prosecutors charged the man because they say his actions, “belie any claim that the murder was justified.” They also stated that even though the RV owner was “understandably angry” his actions were not justified under the laws of our state.
If you or a loved one is in a bind as a result of a criminal charge, immediately contact a Seattle Criminal Attorney. A Criminal lawyer is not going to judge you and understands that everyone makes mistakes. Hiring a Seattle Criminal Lawyer to help can – at a minimum – reduce penalties and can help direct people on how to best deal with their criminal charge, and many times even get them dismissed. So, it should go without saying that someone cited for a misdemeanor or felony should hire a qualified Seattle Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible. Criminal charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with a crime in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle Criminal Lawyer. SQ Attorneys can be reached at (425) 359-3791 and/or (206) 441-0900.