Violent Crimes Defense
Violent crimes are the most serious criminal offense that can be committed.
Because of the destructive nature of violent crimes (assault, rape, murder,
kidnapping, and more) sentences are severe and can even mean the death
of the convicted. The only answer is an experienced team of Florida criminal
defense lawyers who can protect your rights and keep you from prison.
What are violent crimes?
A violent crime is defined as an act or threat of violence upon another.
Violent crime offenses can occur as the original intent of the accused
– such as a murder or forcible rape, or as the means to an end –
such as an attack during a burglary.
Violent crime statistics in St. Petersburg and
Tampa are well above the national average, at approximately 2.8 times the national
average. Violent crimes can be divided into many different categories
and types of offenses:
Violent crimes are some of the most difficult to represent. Due to the
unpleasant or unsettling nature of accusations, prosecutors will be harsh,
juries may turn a deaf ear to defense, and the press may blow things out
of proportion. When a person is accused of a crime it can be easy for
others to look at them as guilty before they are given a fair trial. Just
because a person is arrested does not mean they are guilty.
The LeavenLaw criminal defense attorneys have dedicated their lives to
protecting the rights of Tampa and St. Petersburg residents. Through our
extensive experience in criminal law in Florida in particular, our staff
knows exactly what is needed to prove your innocence.