FRESNO VIOLENT FELONY LAWYERS
TYPES OF VIOLENT CRIMES
Any crime that results in injury or the threat of injury is generally considered to be a violent crime. Examples include assault, domestic violence and homicide. Each of these crimes is defined in the California Penal Code along with their penalties.
Assault, which is found in California Penal Code § 240, is defined as “an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.” Another common definition includes the threat of violence that causes a person to fear imminent physical harm. Assault can also be aggravated (Pen. Code § 245) by the display of a deadly weapon.Domestic violence is defined in Pen. Code § 243(e), § 273(a) and § 368 as domestic battery, child abuse and elder abuse.
As for homicide, it can either be committed in the second degree or the first degree as defined in Pen. Code § 187-199. Second degree murder could result in life imprisonment, whereas first degree murder will result in a mandatory life sentence, or even the death penalty. Don’t hesitate to hire an attorney if you are facing charges for any of these criminal offenses.
WHY HIRE A DEFENSE ATTORNEY?
When falsely accused of such a crime, you may be tempted to believe that you are safe from conviction because you are innocent. Unfortunately, this is not true. Your only chance of having your false charges dropped is by hiring a skilled Fresno criminal defense lawyer, so contact our firm today!
SPEAK WITH A VIOLENT CRIME LAWYER IN FRESNO, CA
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