Celebrities, athletes, and politicians relinquish their privacy when they make the decision to become a public figure. Whether they intend for their lives to be on display or not is often beside the point. The media and the public become even more interested in these figures when catastrophe strikes. Events that end in a public figure being arrested often get the most attention.
Such is the case this week for a couple of star football players. The University of Michigan dismissed running back O'Maury Samuels after he was charged with domestic violence and malicious destruction of property. The Kansas City Chiefs running back, Kareem Hunt, is facing potential suspension from the NFL after a video was released showing him push and kick a woman. The NFL opened their investigation into Hunt in February of this year, but the video was only recently released to the public by TMZ. Hunt has not been charged with a crime by any law enforcement agency.
As more and more NFL football players are accused or arrested for violent crimes, the NFL faces increasing scrutiny and pressure to take action before completing the League's formal investigation. For example, the NFL began their investigation into Hunt nearly one year ago and only just released the player after TMZ released the video showing the alleged domestic violence incident. Advocacy groups have accused the NFL of employing investigative tactics reminiscent of the 2014 Ray Rice Case.
Domestic Violence Defense Options in Washington
Domestic violence charges are taken extremely seriously in the state of Washington. That being said, it is important to know that if you have been charged with domestic violence in the Seattle area, the Law Offices of Steve Karimi are here to support you. Domestic violence abuse advocacy groups estimate that each year in the United States, nearly 700,000 people are wrongfully accused of domestic violence. There are several different defense options that attorney Steve Karimi may employ to protect you against your domestic violence accusations. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, one of the following defense options may be appropriate for your case:
- Arguing that you acted in self-defense,
- Challenging the evidence against you,
- Presenting an alibi, or
- Arguing that the crime was committed by someone else.
Keep in mind, if your case goes to trial it will be up to a jury of your peers to decide on a possible conviction.
Contact a Seattle Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been accused of any domestic violence charge it is important that you speak with a defense attorney as soon as possible to understand your defense options. Steve Karimi is a top-rated criminal defense attorney in the Seattle area. Mr. Karimi has the knowledge and dedication to help you build the best possible defense. Do not hesitate to protect yourself. Contact the Law Offices of Steve Karimi today.