Mayhem Charges

Mayhem Charges in Tampa, FL

Proven Tampa Defense Attorneys for Mayhem Charges

Mayhem is the criminal act of willfully and illegally crippling or mutilating another person. 

When a person is arrested for mayhem in Florida, their criminal charges will depend upon: 

  • Their prior criminal history
  • If they have committed prior violent crime offenses
  • If a gun or other weapon was used during the crime
  • The extent of the victim’s injuries

If you have been accused of causing someone serious harm, you could face mayhem charges. Law enforcement personnel and prosecutors will work tirelessly to prove that you are guilty, but you have the right to legal representation of your own. Take full advantage of that right by involving our Tampa mayhem defense attorneys at Thomas & Paulk as soon as possible. We have more than 40 years of combined experience in criminal law.

Penalties for Mayhem in Florida

Mayhem charges may be filed in conjunction with other violent crime charges such as domestic violence, assault, robbery, or kidnapping. When this happens, a defendant may face enhanced penalties in terms of their prison sentence, fines, probation, and more.  A mayhem conviction can also count as a “strike” on a defendant's criminal record, with a third strike bringing a potential life sentence under Florida's Three Strikes Law.

Contact a Tampa Mayhem Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been charged with mayhem in Tampa Bay or Hillsborough County, it is imperative that you retain the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney. Mayhem cases can be very difficult to litigate and will always be vigorously pursued by law enforcement. Without the help of a skilled attorney, you stand little chance of avoiding maximum penalties. This is why it is important to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side.

From beginning to end, our team at Thomas & Paulk is committed to helping our clients navigate criminal proceedings. When mayhem charges arise, we stand up for our clients' constitutional rights and work toward resolutions that help them avoid maximum penalties and convictions altogether. In fact, we have successfully represented more than 7,000 clients through our over 20 years in practice. There is nothing more important to our attorneys than defending our clients' freedom, rights, and futures.

If you have been charged with mayhem in Tampa or the surrounding areas, contact our law firm today.