Violent Crimes Carry a Heavy Stigma
Violent crimes are among the most serious cases, sometimes resulting in life sentences, or even the death penalty. These types of crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery and assault. If you have been charged with any type of violent crime or suspect that you are about to be, you need an experienced attorney to defend you and protect your rights.
A felony conviction for violent crime will be on your record for life, affecting your ability to hold a job, obtain credit, own or even rent a home. A violent crime can never be expunged from your record. Your rights to vote and own a gun will be taken away. In short, a felony conviction will not only send you to prison, but change your life forever.
Even though many people think of violent crimes as heinous acts, the truth is that a simple bar fight or a stalking case can result in a felony assault charge. Cases of domestic assault are also filed under the violent crimes heading. In these cases especially, it is critical to have a skilled defense lawyer on your side so that you are not wrongly branded as a violent offender.
All violent crimes have extenuating circumstances, and it’s necessary to know which ones are important in order to get you the best result in your case. If you have been charged with any violent crime, it’s important to get a knowledgeable attorney right away. All the facts and allegations surrounding the case have to be collected and studied. At the pretrial hearing, you will discover what evidence the prosecution has against you, and you must have an attorney at that time in order to properly prepare for the trial. Once this information is obtained, your lawyer should be able to tell you what to expect when you go to trial, or if a plea bargain is recommended. The process is complicated and time-consuming, so you must have someone diligent on your side who will work aggressively and leave no stone unturned.
Laws, rules and procedures surrounding violent crimes are many and varied. Don’t put your life in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Choose capable and qualified representation if you have been charged with a violent crime. Call the Law Offices of Robert B. Breeze today for a free consultation.