Sacramento Violent Crime Attorney
Providing Experienced & Aggressive Defense for Serious Charges
Violent crimes are those in which one person intentionally causes injury to another person. Physical force and threats are typically used to accomplish a goal. A weapon may or may not be used. Violent crimes come in varying degrees, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. These crimes are different from property crimes, in which people typically are not injured.
Typical of violent crime charges in California include:
- Robbery/Armed Robbery
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Homicide (including Manslaughter and Murder)
- Sexual assault
Penalties can vary widely based on the seriousness of the crime. The victim's injuries are also taken into consideration. For example, battery may be charged as a misdemeanor, with the person paying fines and spending up to one year in jail. Felony charges, on the other hand, may result in prison sentences of 10 years or longer and hefty fines. When a weapon is used, the penalties further increase.
Getting Legal Help from an Experienced Sacramento Trial Lawyer
Defending a person from violent crime charges is no easy task, as most of these crimes are felonies. However, Sacramento criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Gonzales is up to the task. His aggressive approach has helped many clients retain their freedom. He has gotten numerous cases dismissed.
Here are some examples:
- A client was charged with five serious felonies, including attempted murder, and was facing life in prison. A week before the trial, the District Attorney dismissed the entire case.
- A client was charged with carjacking, robbery and assault. Because of his record, he was facing more than 25 years in prison. After we hired an investigator, we were able to show all the allegations were false and the alleged victim lied. The entire case was dismissed.
The Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales provides aggressive representation for all clients. Contact us today for a free consultation at (916) 318-5177.