In hopes of decreasing instances of these crimes, law enforcement and legislation
have become very strict when dealing with violent offenders. People who
are convicted can expect to spend time in jail, pay fines and partake
in community service. For this reason, it is very important to consult
a criminal lawyer when facing criminal charges involving violence.
Our firm is capable of handling any case involving a violent crime, including:
Assault & Battery - Assault and battery are actually two separate charges under Florida law.
Assault is defined under Florida Statutes §784.011 as the threat
of committing violence while battery is defined under §784.03 as
the actual causing of violence.
Carjacking - Part theft and part violent crime, the criminal act of carjacking refers
to the violent taking of a vehicle. Typically, this means either through
sheer force, violence, assault or even just intimidating the victim through threats.
Murder - Homicide charges are serious in the state of Florida. Should a defendant
be accused of taking the life of another person intentionally through
pre-meditated action they will face criminal charges of murder.
Manslaughter - Similar to murder, manslaughter refers to the killing of another person.
This, however, differs in that manslaughter is considered to be unintentional
or occurring during the "heat of the moment."
Hate Crimes - The term hate crimes is an umbrella term that refers to any violent criminal
act committed against another person (either individual or group) due
to some sort of discrimination. This could be caused by race, gender,
political beliefs, and more.