Violent crimes are harshly penalized in Florida, typically with severe mandatory minimum sentences. Our experienced Tampa violent crime defense attorneys are former prosecutors with the skill to help.
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Any crime that has been committed either with the use of violence or with the threat of violence is considered a “violent crime.” In some cases, violence is just a means to an end during the commission of the crime; for example, stealing money in an armed robbery. In others, the violence is the crime, as in the case of domestic abuse or attempted murder.
In Florida, such charges are taken extremely seriously and often carry severe penalties. Sometimes, these crimes are prosecuted when the defendant did not hurt another individual but made them feel that their safety was in danger. Even the threat of violence, especially with a deadly weapon such as a knife or gun, can constitute assault, a violent crime.
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To decrease instances of violent crimes, law enforcement and legislation have become strict when dealing with violent offenders. People who are convicted can expect to spend time in jail, pay fines, and partake in community service. Violent crimes classified as felonies carry sentences that may include years or decades in prison, plus a “strike” on a defendant's record under Florida's Three Strikes Law, which imposes a life sentence for a third strike.
For these reasons, it is imperative to consult a Tampa criminal lawyer when facing charges involving alleged violence. Your freedom, reputation, and future will be on the line if you're considered a violent offender. A competent lawyer will be your only hope of avoiding prison time and the serious repercussions of having a violent crime conviction on your record.
Our Violent Crime Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
At Thomas & Paulk, we defend individuals facing violent crime charges throughout Tampa and the surrounding areas across Florida. We have been representing clients for the past 20 years, giving us unparalleled insight into the proceedings and processes that take place both in front of and behind the scenes. Accusations of a violent crime are extremely serious, but they do not have to equal a conviction. There are defenses at your disposal and strategies that can be used to protect your constitutional rights, and we know them.
At our law firm, we can handle violent crime cases involving charges such as:
- Assault and battery
- Capital punishment
- Disorderly conduct
- Domestic violence
- Hate crimes
- Hit and run
Having handled more than 7,000 criminal cases throughout our legal careers, we have the hands-on experience you need. Get in touch with our criminal defense lawyers today to learn how we can help you. We offer 100% free and completely confidential consultations. If you or someone you love are facing violent crime charges, we're just a phone call away.
Let our team protect your rights. Call us today at (813) 321-7323.
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Even informal allegations of a violent crime like robbery or domestic violence can affect your job, your reputation, and your future. You need to put an experienced team in your corner, and our Tampa violent crime defense attorneys have what it takes to defend your interests.
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