Domestic violence can impact individuals and families from all walks of life, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ+ domestic violence is a serious offense that demands attention and effective legal representation.
As a leading Seattle criminal defense practice, Jennifer Horwitz Law is committed to defending and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals in domestic violence cases. Whether you have to defend against allegations of domestic violence or obtain an order of protection to ensure your safety, you deserve compassionate, effective representation.
Founding attorney Jennifer Horwitz is widely known as a dedicated advocate of the LGBTQ+ community in Washington State and will work to protect your rights. Contact Jennifer today to discuss your case in confidence.
Understanding LGBTQ Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior by one person to gain power and control over another within an intimate, family, or household relationship. This can take various forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse. Domestic violence can occur within both heterosexual and LGBTQ+ relationships.
LGBTQ+ individuals face unique challenges in domestic violence cases, not the least of which are discrimination, stigma, and lack of understanding from law enforcement, family members, or service providers. The fear of being outed or facing additional discrimination can deter victims from seeking help.
Domestic violence can also affect any member of an LGBTQ+ household, including children and non-intimate partners who may reside in the same home. Jennifer Horwitz understands the complexities and nuances of these cases and will provide compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation.
Defending Against Charges of Domestic Violence
Hiring an experienced Seattle criminal defense attorney is essential if you have been accused of domestic violence. Jennifer Horwitz will help you navigate the legal system, build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances, and provide guidance and support.
She understands the potential bias and stereotypes that can arise in LGBTQ+ domestic violence cases and works to overcome these misconceptions to ensure a fair legal process. Jennifer will fiercely advocate for your rights and handle all the details, including:
- Conducting a thorough investigation
- Obtaining and reviewing the police report
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses, including the alleged victim
- Defending you at trial
You can depend on her to carefully weigh the evidence against you and choose the best line of defense, such as:
- Self-defense – if you acted to protect yourself or another family or household member.
- Alibi – you can prove that you were not at the scene when the alleged incident occurred
- Lack of evidence – the prosecution may not have enough evidence to gain a conviction if there were no witnesses or the alleged victim did not sustain any injuries.
In addition, false allegations of domestic violence often arise in contentious divorce cases and child custody battles. Although Jennifer is committed to winning an acquittal or having the case dismissed, she will advise you of all your options and work in your best interests.
Obtaining Orders of Protection in Cases of LGBTQ Domestic Violence
LGBTQ+ individuals have the same rights as anyone when seeking legal protection. Jennifer Horwitz can assist you with obtaining an order of protection, offering trustworthy advice and guidance. When you work with Jennifer, she will:
- Gather the necessary evidence
- Document incidents of abuse
- Present a compelling case to the court
You can trust her to help you navigate the legal system, ensure that your voice is heard, and prioritize your safety. If needed, Jennifer can also assist in coordinating with community resources and support networks that specialize in LGBTQ+ domestic violence to protect your well-being.
Why Jennifer Horwitz Law?
LGBTQ+ individuals facing domestic violence deserve equal protection under the law and compassionate legal representation. Jennifer Horwitz is committed to advocating for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ individuals in domestic violence cases. She will work to overcome biases and stereotypes that may arise and protect your rights. Above all, Jennifer will handle your case diligently and professionally and work to achieve the best possible outcome. Once you become her client, you will have a skilled and compassionate attorney by your side.
Talk To An Experienced Seattle LGBTQ Domestic Violence Attorney Today
External threats of violence against the LGBTQ+ community are unfortunately common, but domestic violence is a serious problem afflicting some LGBTQ couples and families. Whether you need to defend against domestic violence charges or obtain an order of protection, turn to Jennifer Horwitz Law. Contact Jennifer today for a confidential consultation.