Assault and battery charges do not just arise in Washington State. Unlawfully using force is a crime in all fifty states. To that end, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been criminally charged in California with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment for allegedly using force against a woman in September of 2010, according to news reports. Reports claim that the woman did not report what happened at the time of the incident nor immediately there following. The Oakland Raiders knew of the incident prior to the filing of criminal charges so it came as no surprise to the team.
The charges against Janikowski carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail and a $3,000 fine, if he is convicted as charged. A pretrial conference was held Thursday; as of yet, no trial date has been set.
If you, a friend or a loved one, has been criminally charged with Assault and Battery, you are probably feeling anxious and even apprehensive about the future. That is why it is so important that the necessary steps to protect rights and freedom are exercised. A Seattle criminal defense lawyer will provide the necessary legal advice and counseling a person needs in these situations, and will greatly enhance a person’s chance of beating (or at the very least reduce) the charges being brought against him.
A Seattle criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the Washington legal system will fully review every aspect of the charges being alleged so as to create the best possible defense no matter what one’s criminal background (or lack thereof) may be; a Seattle criminal defense attorney will do everything possible to fully investigate every facet of a person’s arrest and the actions leading up to it. Statistically speaking, individuals who utilize the representation and assistance of a legal professional during a criminal case achieve significantly better results than those who do not work with a seasoned criminal defense attorney.
The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for Assault and Battery in and around Western Washington and the greater Puget Sound region. The SQ team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations being alleged are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances. If you, a friend or a loved one is facing a criminal charge in Washington State, protect your rights and freedom — call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900; it will be the best decision you make all day!