Call Our West Palm Beach Law Firm if you have been Arrested for a Violent Crime
Violent Crimes are often associated with the most severe legal consequences including minimum mandatory prison sentences, life in prison, and in the most severe cases, the death penalty. Penalties for violent crimes often depend on the type of crime committed, the seriousness of the victim’s injuries, whether guns or other weapons were used, and whether there are any prior convictions of the alleged perpetrator.
Some of the types of Violent Crimes that our firm handles includes, but is not limited to:
Arson is the crime of willfully and unlawfully causing through either fire or explosion damage to a property, home (dwelling), business or other structure, regardless of whether it was occupied or not.
Assault is defined as the intentional and unlawful threat, by word or act, to do violence to another person, with the apparent ability to carry out the act, and as a result the act created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that violence was about to occur.
Battery involves actually and intentionally touching or striking of another person against his or her will.
- Carrying Concealed Weapon
Carrying concealed weapon is a crime where one conceals, or hides, a weapon from the ordinary sight of another.
- Child Abuse
Child abuse can fall under the categories of physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse with any person under the age of 18-years-old.
- Domestic Battery
Domestic battery arises from the unwanted intentional touching or striking of one family or household member by another family or household member.
- Homicide (Murder / Manslaughter)
A homicide is the unlawful act of killing another human being. One may be charged with murder (first-degree, second degree or third degree) or charged with manslaughter (voluntary or involuntary).
- False Imprisonment
False imprisonment occurs when one is forcibly, by threat, or secretly confined, abducted, imprisoned, or restrained by another person without lawful authority and against his or her will.
Kidnapping occurs when one is forcibly, by threat, or secretly confined, abducted or imprisoned by another with the intent to hold for ransom/reward/ as a shield or hostage, to facilitate the commission of a felony, terrorize, or interfere with the performance of a governmental function against his or her will .
Robbery normally refers to the act of taking property away from another person (or from his immediate presence) against their will and by the use of force or the threat of force. Robberies often include weapons (guns, knives).