What criminal charges are considered violent crimes?
Certain violent crime charges are obvious, such as murder, manslaughter, carjacking, armed robbery, rape, and assault with a firearm; however, there are other crimes that are viewed by the courts as violent, as well, and may include gang activity, kidnapping, vehicular homicide, hate crimes and date rape.
Charged With a Violent Crime?
If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you should consult with an attorney experienced in defending people against charges involving violent crimes, as a conviction for a violent crime often results in a severe penalty. Just because you have been accused of committing a violent crime, it does not mean you will be convicted of that crime. Understanding violent crime charges and the penalties that go along with them is a criminal defense attorney’s job, along with obtaining and scrutinizing the evidence against the accused.
According to FBI statistics, the U.S had 480,360 arrests related to violent crime in 2013. If you or a family member has been arrested for a violent crime, call us immediately for a free consolation. A violent crime conviction can result in jail time, probation, restitution, or any combination among other sanctions. Call Hugh now discuss your legal options.
Hugh James McDonnell is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has represented hundreds of people accused of violent crimes. Through thorough investigation of the facts of the case and the evidence presented against his clients, Mr. McDonnell has helped many of his clients obtain a significant reduction in the penalties they were facing, including reductions in charges (for example, a felony reduced to a misdemeanor), reduced sentences and even getting the State Attorney’s Office to drop the charges against his clients altogether.
If you, a family member or a friend have been accused of committing a serious violent crime, do not waste time, contact The Florida Practice immediately to discuss the charges against you and the options that you have in defending against those charges. You can speak with Mr. McDonnell by calling our office at (407) 422-1200 or toll free at (888) 422-4200.
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