Violent crimes occur each and every day in the United States; the threat of violence is prevalent. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a violent crime may consist of, but is not limited to, murder or non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. They are further defined as crimes that involve force or the threat of force.
The commitment of any of these offenses carry a likelihood of a lengthy prison sentence and will be life changing. Regardless of the accusations against you, or the violent crime charges you are facing, you still have rights under the law. Penalties for violent crimes are severe. Your actions can and will have dire consequences on your life and well-being.
Although facing any charge can be a scary thought, there is peace of mind in knowing that you have the right to be defended against these accusations, and given a fair chance to the best possible outcome. Many things will work against you when facing violent crime charges. There may be preconceived notions about you and legal authorities will pursue these charges aggressively. To counter that, it is imperative that you are significantly represented by an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
There are many experienced defense attorneys who can help you. When obtaining an attorney, you'll want to hire someone who has achieved the best outcome for their clients and who has extensive experience defending against violent crimes. When your attorney has significant experience, they may know what to expect from law enforcement, investigators and prosecutors and can therefore effectively defend against their prosecution.