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The nature of a violent crime is rather self-explanatory, as it defines a number of violent acts. Some of these crime types include murder, assault, sex crimes, domestic violence, manslaughter, and homicide. A violent act is any act that causes harm to someone or something or is intended to cause harm.
If you or a loved one has been accused of any type of violent crime, having an experienced lawyer representing you throughout the process is going to help you achieve the best possible conclusion in your case. While it may seem as if it can be difficult to misconstrue an act as violent, it is possible. It happens every single day and that means that there are individuals who see the charges against them dropped, reduced, or they are acquitted in the end.
The penalties for violent crimes can vary based on the type of crime that was allegedly committed. For instance, murder is going to have much more serious penalties than assault. The degree of murder or the degree of assault will also come into play when determining penalties. For instance, first degree murder is going to most likely result in life in prison, while assault may result in a few years in prison.
When it comes to violent crimes, it is imperative that the attorney you have working for you is one who knows the law surrounding that type of crime. When there is knowledge, there is power in fighting the charge so that you can achieve the best result. Knowledge also means that you are going to receive advice that can influence the decisions you make. The decisions you make are going to have an effect on the outcome of the case. The skill that your attorney possesses is going to impact the type of advocacy that they give you and what you need is aggressiveness.
When your defense lawyer is aggressive, they are going to be a challenge for the prosecution. Prosecutors are naturally aggressive as they seek to secure a conviction, but they are not always successful when the facts are properly brought to light and used to alter the outcome that the prosecution is looking for. Even if you are guilty of a violent crime, it is possible to have the charges reduced or for the facts to cast enough reasonable doubt that you are acquitted. Sometimes violent crime accusations are either false or due to a misunderstanding, leading to complete dismissal of the charges. Regardless of what occurred, the best outcome is always sought so that individuals accused of these crimes can move on with their lives.
Violent acts are taken very seriously. These acts can involve harm against other people and that is very serious. If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime, the experience of a criminal lawyer is needed to help you achieve the best possible result. To learn more about your rights and options, call Knutson+Casey at (507) 344-8888 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.