Modesto Criminal Defense Attorney
Violent crimes are often described as the absolute worst criminal violations by California's legal definitions. People who are accused of committing violent crimes can feel instant pressure and judgement from their peers and society around them. Matters are even worse when an unfair bias and assumption of guilt is prevalent in the courtroom and the jury.
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we believe in the importance of an honest criminal justice system that gives everyone accused of a crime a real chance to explain their side of the story and defend themselves. If you have been charged with a violent crime, you can lean on our Modesto criminal defense attorney for the legal support and counsel you need now more than ever before.
Compassionate yet tenacious counsel is a phone call away – 209.529.7406.
Types of Violent Crimes & Penalties
Any act of violence or any act that threatens violence can constitute a violent crime. Sometimes even causing someone harm unintentionally can be considered a violent crime, such as involuntary vehicular manslaughter.
Common forms of violent crimes are:
No matter the exact details of an accusation, a conviction will always bring heavy punishment.
The penalties associated with violent crime convictions can include:
- One year or more in prison
- Thousands of dollars in fines and fees
- Community service
- Mandatory antiviolence counseling
Due to the nature of a violent crime, California will usually consider them a felony. In extreme cases, a violent crime may even be considered a federal crime and bring the attention of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. Felonies and federal charges bring about even steeper penalties upon conviction, and the prosecution handling such cases will be backed by a tremendous amount of government influence.
Powerhouse Attorney for High-Stakes Cases
Exercise your right to defend yourself with the help of our Modesto criminal defense lawyer. The sooner you act, the stronger your case will be. You should also consider that the prosecution has already begun building an argument to use against you. Let us be your representative in and out of court and we can put our firm's power into getting your charges reduced or dismissed.