Violent Crimes Lawyer
A violent crimes, sometimes also referred to as a crime of violence is classified as such when the suspected offender uses violent force his will upon the victim. It can vary from a simple physical altercation between two beings to an open conflict with people dying. Depending on the situation, the mere threat of using violence can lead a prosecutor to ask the court to treat the case as a violent crime.
The term “violent act” applies to two different types of crimes. Once type of case is when the violent act is the objective, such as murder for example. The other type of case is where violence was used while committing another crime such as a robbery. A crime can be classified as violent with or without the use of a weapon.
Under federal law, these 5 circumstances are considered violent: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
If you or a loved one was arrested for a violent crime or is implicated in any similar situation, call our San Diego Criminal Lawyer immediately at (619) 258-8888. Do not make any statements or pay bail before consulting with us. No matter the circumstances, we will mount the most effective defense for you that protects your rights and gives the best hope for a favorable resolution.
The term Domestic violence is also referred to as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV). The broad definition comes doen to a pattern of abusive behavior by a partner (or both) who form an intimate relationship. This can mean marriage but it is not limited to that type of intimacy. It can be applied by the prosecutor to cases involving dating, family, friends or even cohabitation. Many behaviors qualify as domestic violence, which can be physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects).
Remember that the simple threat of any of the actions described above can lead to a charge for violent act and used as an aggravating circumstance to your case. If you have any additional questions, please contact our San Diego Criminal Lawyer for a free consultation 619-258-8888.