Because of their intent or actual causation of physical harm to victims, violent crimes are considered to be among the most serious of all criminal offenses. As a result, they lead to severe penalties that can have long-lasting or even lifelong effects. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted through the courts, which is why violent crime allegations call for a seasoned and hard-hitting defense lawyer.
If you have been accused of a violent crime in or around West Lake County, you will find high-quality and responsive legal help at the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher. Our Leesburg violent crime lawyer knows the law, has proven courtroom experience, and – as a former prosecutor – understands how the prosecution thinks. You will have the peace of mind knowing that your case and your future are in extremely capable hands.
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What are Violent Crimes in Florida?
Violent crimes consist of actions or threat of actions meant to physically injure others. Even if the threat is not carried out, the act of causing someone to fear injury or death constitutes a crime of violence. These crimes can be committed strictly for the purpose of bodily harm or can occur as a happenstance when committing another offense, such as robbery.
Violent crimes cover a wide range of offenses, including:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
Depending on the circumstances, a conviction of any violent crime can result in an extended period of years up to life in prison. Many factors will determine the harshness of the punishment, such as premeditation, intent, self-defense, and more.
One of the most common violent crimes is assault. Assault involves using force or the threat of force against another either with or without actual contact. It may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. For example, assaulting someone by threatening the person with a weapon would be considered aggravated assault.
Responsive & Thorough Legal Help
As a client of our Leesburg violent crime defense attorney, you will receive our full attention to detail, our humane approach to your case, and a determination to help you achieve a favorable outcome. From start to finish, the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher can assertively protect your legal rights and provide the trusted counsel you need.
Let us fight for you – call us at (352) 503-4111today or contact us online.