Criminal Charges in the State of California: What To Do if You Have Been Charged With a Violent Crime
Violent crime is not new in the State of California. Violent crimes occur in the state regularly and they are usually prevalent in densely populated areas. While violent crimes exist, many people are nonetheless susceptible to false accusations frequently.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a violent crime, it is important to seek the advice and legal support of a qualified team of criminal defense attorneys. By obtaining the legal support of a qualified criminal law attorney, you may be able to avoid time in prison, among other penalties. Being convicted of a violent crime could lead to serious consequences that may involve, but are not limited to the following:
- The loss of a job and/or income
- The inability to care for loved ones
- For example, the loss of parental rights to care for a child under the age of 18 years.
- A tarnished professional reputation
- Jail or prison time
Further, due to the nature of violent crimes, the penalties can often carry increased punishments such as strikes, loss of licenses, license enhancements and more. When you factor these potential increases, it is evident how important putting your best defense forward truly is.
Common Violent Crimes in the State of California
Violent crimes in the State of California can take a wide range of charges. These may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Terrorist threats
- Weapons Charges
- False imprisonment or kidnapping
- Domestic Violence
The Importance of Seeking a Qualified and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
Violent criminal offense charges should be never taken lightly and it is important to seek the legal support of an attorney who has experience in criminal defense charges. For those who have been accused of a violent offense in the State of California, the repercussions can result in serious consequences. Equally important, violent crimes, if charged, will fall under the State of California Three Strikes Law.
The Bottom Line
If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney who has experience in violent crime cases. An attorney with the right background and experience can help compile evidence and other documents that could support your version of events. With the help and legal support of a qualified attorney, you may be able to avoid prison time for the crimes you have been charged with. Further, all charges may be dropped if there has been insufficient evidence demonstrating that you did in fact commit the crime(s).
It is important to seek the legal representation of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Criminal defense cases can require an extensive amount of time in an effort to provide the case with the best possible outcome in your favor. The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine, & Knox, LLP., have extensive experience in dealing with violent crime cases. They are available to talk about any pending charges against you and provide a no obligation consultation. You can contact there here: Contact Us.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.