For over 40+ years the Los Angeles violent crime defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been successfully defending the rights of clients accused of various felony and misdemeanor violent crimes. If you have been arrested for or charged with committing a violent crime in California, you should contact an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf. You are facing serious charges, with equally serious repercussions, so please do not hesitate to call today for a free consultation.
In the State of California, all violent crimes are severely punished. In fact, recent U.S. laws have been passed that will increase the mandatory minimum sentences that will apply to people who are convicted of committing certain violent crimes. If you have been arrested for carrying out a violent crime in Los Angeles, you may be looking at a prison term of 25 years to life. Listed below are some violent crimes, which can result in very serious penalties:
- Assault and battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Criminal homicide
- Domestic Violence
- Murder of a Judge or police officer
- Murder associated with a religious hate crime
- Sexual assault
Since violent crimes are punished so harshly, the crime must first be deemed a “violent crime”, which is done by evaluating certain factors. Some of these factors include:
- Whether or not the crime was intentional
- If a weapon or firearm was used
- The severity of injury suffered by crime victim(s)
A person who is convicted of a violent crime in California may have to undergo anger management courses, serve a jail or prison term, pay monetary fines, go to counseling, or be placed on probation. In cases in which a death resulted from the crime, such as a murder, homicide, or manslaughter, the defendant may be in a situation where he or she is facing the death penalty.
No matter what your specific situation, if you have been accused of a violent crime in California, you need to hire an aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf, our criminal defense lawyers have the experience and knowledge that are required to defend even the most challenging violent crime case. Do not attempt to represent yourself, there is just too much at risk!
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