Temecula Violent Crimes Lawyer
Violent crime charges are serious matters. Those convicted of violent crimes are punished harshly and often to the fullest extent of possible sentencing. For those convicted of the most serious crimes, such as murder and attempted murder, prison terms may last a lifetime. The severity of these crimes generally gives them considerable complexity and often leads to trials. Putting a proven trial lawyer on your side who has the experience and resources to thoroughly defend you is imperative if you wish to achieve the best possible result.
At DeLimon Law, our defense team will fight aggressively on your behalf to protect your rights, see that you are treated fairly, and build the best possible defense using all our resources, skills, and experience. We can never guarantee results, but we can give you our full effort and support every step of the way. You will always get straightforward counsel so you can make informed decisions at every stage of the criminal justice process. Putting our team on your side will increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
What Is Considered a Violent Crime?
The label “violent crime” covers various types of offenses that involve force, harm, or aggression against others.
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics lists violent crimes as:
- Assault and battery
- Armed burglary
- Spousal and child abuse
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Negligent or reckless homicide
- Murder and attempted murder
These crimes include both attempted and concluded acts. In every case of a violent crime, the prosecutor must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime as defined by law.
For example, murder includes malice aforethought before the action took place; this means that the alleged offender intended to commit the crime before doing so. This malice must then be proven by the prosecution to convict the accused of murder. While it may be easy to prove that the accused killed the victim, it may not be so easy to prove the element of malice.
How Are Violent Crimes Punished?
Most violent crimes are charged as felonies. The penalties will depend on what type of crime is involved, the severity of any injuries inflicted, and your prior criminal history, if any. Convictions can lead to short or long-term prison sentences (including up to life imprisonment), fines, and probation. Upon release from prison, you will have a permanent criminal record labeling you as a violent person. This will make it difficult to gain employment, housing, and educational opportunities, or to pursue careers requiring a professional license.
How Can DeLimon Law Help?
Putting a seasoned criminal defense lawyer on your case as soon as possible is essential in violent crime investigations and arrests. Because the stakes are so high, you will not want to trust your case to an overworked public defender or an inexperienced attorney. Attorney DeLimon can ensure that your rights are protected, that you do not make any unintended mistakes during the investigation stage that can harm your case, and that every legal measure that can be taken is taken to create an aggressive defense.
Book a free case evaluation with our Temecula violent crimes attorney for advice about where you stand and your options. Contact DeLimon Law online or at (951) 382-5559 today. Hablamos español.
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