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Violent crime is seen as an aggressive activity against a person or property
that intentionally threatens or inflicts, or attempts to inflict, physical
harm. Because of the seriousness of such acts and their potential for
extreme damage, violent crimes are typically prosecuted to the full extent
of the law. Many crimes are ruled as a felony and subject to years in
Florida state prison. Additionally, being convicted can not only result
in years of imprisonment, but loss of rights and a permanent criminal
record once the sentence has been served.
Given the severe nature of violent crimes, Florida judges tend to err on
the side of the plaintiff. At Musca Law, our Florida criminal defense
attorneys have years of experience protecting the defendant’s rights.
We understand how the law works and how the opposition tends to structure
their argument. We’re ready to combat anything thing they might
throw your way.
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Types of Violent Crimes
Because violent crime is defined by such broad terms, there are a variety
of criminal activities that are commonly seen as violent crimes.
Frequently prosecuted violent crimes in Florida include the following:
- Homicide – The unlawful killing of a human being, which includes
first degree murder, second degree murder, and the three forms of manslaughter
– by act, by procurement, and by culpable negligence.
- Robbery – The use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear
while taking money or other property in which a person may plan on permanently
or temporarily keeping the material from the owner.
- Assault – The unlawful and intentional threat of inflicting violence
on another with the apparent ability to do so. Additionally, aggravated
assault includes the use of a deadly weapon or with the intent of committing a felony.
- Battery – The intentional and actual touching or striking of another
against their will or the intentional causing of bodily harm.
- Kidnapping – This is defined as forcibly, secretly, or by threat
abducting, imprisoning, or confining another against his or her will and
without legal authority.
- Child Abuse – Including child neglect, any actions or failure as
a guardian that result in the injury or trauma of a child.
- Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crime – The planning of a violent crime
is also illegal, whether or not the act ever actually occurs.
Prosecution & Penalties for Violent Crimes
Penalties for violent crimes vary from crime to crime, with first degree
murder being the only crime eligible for the death penalty. Other crimes
can be eligible for lifetime sentences or prison terms lasting more than
30 years. Criminal prosecution will use witness testimony, expert testimony,
and a variety of evidence to prove that a defendant was guilty of committing
the crime he or she is accused of, that the act was intentional, and that
the penalties being pursued are appropriate. Experienced legal defense
will refute witness testimonies or work to prove that the crime was not
committed or that the level of penalties being pursued is too great for
what actually happened.
Strong Legal Defense for Your Violent Crime Charge
Without the assistance of skilled legal defense that isn’t afraid
to put up a fight, a defendant may be subjected to serious penalties that
have repercussions in one’s personal and professional life far beyond
a prison sentence. Our Florida criminal defense attorneys at Musca Law
have the skills and resources needed to defend you from harsh and life-altering
penalties. For more information on how our experienced legal team can
help you in your case, call us today at (888) 497-0216.