Although it may sometimes feel like a civic duty, intervening in a crime in progress is probably not something any of us ‘citizens’ should be doing. Why? Well, the answer is simple … we could become a casualty, we could make things worse, and in outlier cases, we could even be charged with a crime ourselves – i.e. shooting someone fleeing the scene after they are scared away – SQ Attorneys actually had a case like that a few years back. In short, it is always best to just let the professionals handle things. That is what they are trained and paid to do, right?
A good example of what not to do happened a few weeks back when two men were shot in a Beacon Hill parking lot after they reportedly saw a man assaulting a woman and they tried to intervene. The incident arose when the men saw a Honda Civic pull up on the street near them. The car’s driver was hitting the passenger, a female. The men approached the car to stop the assault. When the driver saw them, he pulled out a gun and shot them both where they stood. The injuries were life threatening. The driver didn’t stick around to assess his dirty work. He sped away and now detectives are left investigating the incident.
There is no doubt that sometimes good people make bad decisions. If that is you, and you unfortunately find yourself on the wrong side of the law, 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 – like the attorneys at SQ Attorneys, (206) 441-0900!