Violent Crimes

Murrieta Violent Crimes Lawyer

Violent crimes are among the most severely punished in California. These are crimes in which the offender has used force or aggression against others and/or their property. California Penal Code 667.5 lists the state’s violent felonies that fall under its three strikes law that can increase prison time based on prior convictions. These are crimes that are thoroughly investigated by law enforcement, aggressively prosecuted, and can lead to harsh penalties by the courts. 

Facing accusations of having committed a violent crime is life changing. You are at risk for prison time, hefty fines, and long-standing probation periods. Furthermore, a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record that can make life difficult in terms of future employment, housing, educational aid, and maintaining or obtaining professional licenses. You need to fight back with a fierce advocate on your side. DeLimon Law puts a former prosecutor who is a proven trial lawyer in your corner. Our attorney will work rigorously on your behalf for an optimum outcome.

What Are Violent Crimes?

California designates many crimes as violent. These can include but are not limited to:

  • Murder and attempted murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Rape and other sex crimes
  • Lewd acts on a minor under 14
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Burglary
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Battery

Most of these are charged as felonies that are punishable by more than a year or more in prison. In the most severe crimes, prison sentences can be for life. 

What Are Aggravating Circumstances in Violent Crimes? 

Aggravating circumstances in criminal cases refer to factors that make the commission of a crime more serious and thus subject to harsher penalties. 

These circumstances can include:

  • Extreme cruelty or violence
  • The use of a deadly weapon 
  • Serious injury or death inflicted upon the alleged victim
  • Coercing a minor to participate in the crime
  • Committing the crime while on probation or parole
  • The element of “hate” in committing a crime against a certain class of people
  • Threatening witnesses
  • Gang activity

When faced with allegations of aggravating circumstances, you will need the services of a criminal defense lawyer who can aggressively challenge the evidence. At DeLimon Law, our experienced defense team works together to vigorously investigate all factors related to your charges in search of facts and testimony that can work in your favor. 

Put Our Murrieta Violent Crimes Lawyer on Your Side

Attorney DeLimon has detailed knowledge of how the criminal justice system works due to his experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer. He can be relied on to advocate with diligence in defending your rights and disputing charges. 

Discuss your legal case with our Murrieta violent crimes attorney in a free case evaluation. Contact DeLimon Law via our online form or by phone at (951) 382-5559. Hablamos español.

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