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.
Examples of Violent Crimes
- Robbery/Armed Robbery
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Homicide (including Manslaughter and Murder)
- Sexual assault
What Is the Penalty for a Violent Crime?
Penalties for violent crimes 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 Lawyers
Defending a person from violent crime charges is no easy task, as most of these crimes are felonies. However, our Sacramento's violent crimes lawyer is up for the task.
Their aggressive approach has helped many clients retain their freedom. We have 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.
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