West Palm Beach Violent Crime Lawyer
Contact an Attorney Who Will Aggressively Fight Against Your Charges
In general, violent crimes are those in which a person inflicts or attempts to inflict harm on another. They are serious offenses and often charged as felonies. A conviction can result in incarceration, probation, and/or fines. It can also leave a severe mark on an individual’s criminal record, resulting in life altering challenges for his or her future. If you’re facing a violent crime accusation, waste no time in securing trusted legal representation for your case.
At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., our West Palm Beach violent crimes attorney has extensive experience and is highly recognized in the legal field. Attorney Greg Rosenfeld has received an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating possible, and has been selected to the Florida Rising Stars list from 2016 through 2021. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. When you turn to us, you will receive the counsel you need to defend your case.
What Is Considered a Violent Crime in Florida?
As mentioned earlier, a physical offense against another person is considered a violent crime. Florida has many laws prohibiting such conduct.
Violent crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Assault: This offense occurs when someone intentionally and unlawfully threatens to commit violence against another person, coupled with the apparent ability to do so, and does some act which creates a well-founded fear of imminent violence.
- Aggravated assault: When someone commits an assault with a deadly weapon or with an intent to commit a felony.
- Aggravated battery: While committing a battery, a person intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, or uses a deadly weapon.
- Battery: An accusation for this offense may arise when a person touches or strikes someone without his or her consent or causes bodily harm to another.
- Felony battery: While committing a battery, a person causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.
- Child abuse: A person may be accused of this offense when he or she intentionally engages in conduct that causes mental or physical injury to a child.
- False imprisonment: A charge for this crime is triggered when someone uses force or a threat to unlawfully imprison or restrain another without his or her consent.
- Kidnapping: Similar to false imprisonment, this offense occurs when a person imprisons or restrains another without permission or legal authority to do so. However, it differs from that crime in that the alleged offender must have committed the act with the intent to engage in other conduct, such as holding the person for ransom or inflicting bodily harm upon him or her.
- Murder: A person may be charged with this offense if he or she takes the life of another.
- Robbery: This crime is committed when a person uses violence, force, or fear to take another’s property.
- Weapons/firearms crimes: A charge arises when a person unlawfully engages in conduct involving guns or other weapons. For instance, if a convicted felon possesses firearms or ammunition, he or she may face criminal charges and penalties.
Regardless of the charge you’re facing, our violent crimes lawyer in West Palm Beach can work hard to defend you and protect your rights. We understand how prosecutors handle cases, and we know how to build defenses to counter the attacks made against the accused.
What Are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Florida?
Various types of conduct are classified as violent crimes. The punishments a court can impose depend on the charge levied. For example, battery is a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a jail term of up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to $1,000. In contrast, aggravated assault is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 in fines.
At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., we recognize the serious impacts a violent crime conviction can have on your life. That is why we put in the time and effort necessary to fight your charge. We will work relentlessly to seek a favorable outcome on your behalf, such as a reduction in penalties or a dismissal of the case.
Fighting for Clients Inside & Outside of Court
Attorney Greg Rosenfeld has handled thousands of cases and tried more than 50 criminal cases. We know how to get results and have obtained just outcomes for past clients. When you choose us, you will have a tireless champion on your side.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
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