There are many criminal acts that are classified as violent crimes. If the act is one that involves violence that causes another person some kind of harm, then it is a violent crime, and depending on the type of crime and the circumstances surrounding it, the penalties can be serious.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime, an experienced Mankato criminal defense attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Not only do you receive dedicated advocacy, but your rights are protected. You are given the advice and guidance that you need to reach the best conclusion in the case so you can put the matter behind you as soon as possible.
Experienced Representation In All Violent Crime Cases
There are many types of violent crimes, including the following:
- Homicide, murder, and manslaughter
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Terroristic threats
- Sex crimes
- Domestic assault and domestic violence
Each one of these offenses involves inflicting harm on someone or threatening to inflict harm. Each also has its own set of penalties based on Minnesota law. How serious the consequences are depends on the crime, how it was committed, and a number of other elements. Everything is looked at closely by the prosecutor, but your defense attorney does the same so that a strong defense can be built for you.
Strategic Violent Crimes Defense
Violent crime cases tend to be complex because of the number of factors involved. There is also the fact that the prosecution will aggressively pursue a conviction as your attorney works to block that conviction with the facts. Even if conviction is not able to be avoided, it is possible to have the charges reduced so that the lesser penalty is served. The lesser the penalty, the better it will be for your future. Although violent crime offenses of any degree can follow you into the future, conviction for a lesser charge is going to have less of an impact than a conviction for the maximum charge. Your southern Minnesota criminal attorney will be there with you every step of the way so you can strive for the best possible result.
Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer
Violent crimes are very serious in that they involve committing a violent act that hurts another person in some way. However, there are times when an act can be misconstrued as violence when it may be something more in the realm of self-defense. If you have been accused of a violent crime, you have the right to defend yourself. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.
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