Criminal offenses that are classified as violent crimes generally involve using force or the threat of force to harm victims or put them into a position where they fear for their well-being. A deadly weapon does not necessarily have to be involved in the commission of a violent crime, although the presence of a weapon can certainly aggravates charges. For the most part, penalties for crimes of this nature are quite severe, and that is why any individual who is being accused of a violent crime should consult a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately.
Daniel E. Kann has more than 3,000 felony and misdemeanor criminal cases under his belt. Due to his extensive experience in criminal defense, he has garnered a sterling reputation for success with clients and fellow attorneys alike. If you need an aggressive southern California violent crime defense attorney who is known to excel not only in the negotiation phase, but also the trial phase of criminal cases, contact The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann today. Dial (888) 744-7730 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
What are the Different Types of Violent Crimes?
Daniel E. Kann and his associates have worked with a variety of violent crimes cases, including ones that involve the following charges, noted with their associated California Penal Code Statute:
- Arson – PC 451
- Assault – PC 240
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon – PC 245(a)(1)
- Battery – PC 242
- Battery on a Peace Officer – PC 243(b) and 243(c)(2)
- Carjacking – PC 215
- Criminal Threats – PC 422
- Domestic Violence – PC 273.5 and 243(e)(1)
- False Imprisonment – PC 236
- Kidnapping – PC 207, 208, 209, and 209.5
- Involuntary Manslaughter – PC 192(b)
- Voluntary Manslaughter – PC 192(a)
- Murder – PC 187
- Stalking – PC 646.9
- Robbery – PC 211
Of course, there are other offenses that fall under the umbrella of violent crimes. Generally, if the commission of a criminal action involves violence, then chances are it is considered a violent crime. To get a full understanding of the charges you face, speak with your attorney.
What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes?
Violent crimes are looked down on by the criminal justice system, which generally prosecutes them to the fullest extent of the law. It is common for such crimes to be met with felony charges, the conviction of which may result in harsh penalties, such as incarceration, exorbitant fines, probation, and other significant court-mandated actions. The repercussions of a conviction can be far-reaching and extend beyond the penalties themselves. A convicted individual may face limited opportunities in the job and housing market. They may also face difficulty in trying to attain a professional license.
Furthermore, a felony violent crime conviction can result in an automatic 25-to-life sentence if the convicted individual has prior convictions for serious or violent felony offenses, according to California's "Three Strikes Law" (PC 667).
Need a Dependable Southern California Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer?
Trial experience is indispensable when it comes to being an effective criminal defense attorney, and Daniel E. Kann has spent years and year in court. Sometimes, dismissals or reasonable plea bargains cannot be attained, and a trial becomes necessary. It is best to have a lawyer who thrives in the trial setting and knows how to employ effective defense strategies in the courtroom. To learn more about what The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann can do for you, call (888) 744-7730.