There are particular, state-wise consequences to committing a violent crime. These may be a source of stigma, and the punishment for these crimes is harsh, and your sentence period may not be over, even after you have served your time. People around treat you differently, including educational institutions, employers, and even potential friends or romantic partners.
We at Daniel Albert Law Firm comprehend the consequences of a violent crime and its implications for the victim. However, in cases where you have been falsely accused of the crime, it is challenging, as mentioned above, to stem the stigma and the repulsion that the implications of being a violent criminal bring. We have an expert team of attorneys capable of handling any charge of violent crimes and acting with clarity and precision in any case. Daniel Albert Law Firm specializes in dealing with complex charges that can ruin a person’s life if convicted.
Various criminal charges fall under the category of violent crimes, and most of them have specific characteristics that distinguish them from others. Some violent crimes include kidnapping, assault and battery, manslaughter, domestic assault, attempted murder/homicide, child abuse, aggravated robbery, domestic battery, sexual assault (rape), and sexual battery.
Assault and Battery – A single offense is what most people refer to as “assault and battery,” assault is defined as follows:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person (what is known as “battery” under civil law)
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with physical harm (what is classified as “assault” under civil law)
- Initiating physical contact intentionally or knowingly with another person that they know the other person would regard the contact as offensive
Manslaughter – Manslaughter is a kind of criminal homicide. The intention here may not be that the victim dies or be seriously injured to be found guilty of manslaughter. The state needs to prove that the individual’s death was caused recklessly either by omission or act (failure to act under a legal duty to do so). Negligence also has a place under manslaughter.
Murder/ Capital Murder – Of all the crimes a defendant can get charged with, murder or capital murder is most profound. It has the element of intent. A person would be convicted of murder if he:
- Intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another person (intent to kill)
- They intend to cause serious injury, which results in the death of the other person
- Causes the death of another person while committing a felony or escaping from a felony scene
Capital Murder is an even more severe form of murder. For a capital murder conviction, the state must prove intent to kill plus some other factor.
These three are some of the most serious offenses, but there are others like aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.
The punishments for a violent crime can differ widely, depending on the situation around the crime and the offender’s criminal history. Common sentences included under violent crimes are:
- Court-ordered counseling or managing of anger
- Fines or Restitution
- Community Service
- Death (for capital murder)
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Daniel Albert Law Firm is committed to preventing trials and prosecution for violent crimes of an innocent client. If you have been charged with any of the mentioned crimes, please intimate us to assist you. We examine all the evidence and provide a comprehensive solution for how you should handle your violent crime case. Please call us at 832-930-3059 to book a consultation.