Violent crimes are a multifaceted and complex legal area, with many different possible charges and accusations. There are varying degrees many violent crimes, and the subtle differences between them can have serious ramifications in your case and the legal consequences you may face if you are accused. For example, the legal penalties for first degree murder are significantly higher than those of a second degree murder, and the penalties for manslaughter are lesser than second degree murder.
Nearly every conceivable violent crime has a similar progression of severity; there is a big difference between assault and aggravated assault. It may sound like a lot of legal jargon, but the reality is that depending on the crime you are accused of, you could be looking at anything from a large fine to years in prison. As a result, it is imperative that you take legal action in your defense if you are accused of a violent crime.
Enlisting the aid of an attorney is vital to your defense case for a number of reasons. Obviously an attorney will bring an experienced perspective to the case so that you know what kind of evidence you should be seeking or investigating and how you can best make use of an alibi or circumstantial evidence to help plead your case.
Even in the most seemingly dire of cases, an attorney can help you have your charges reduced, which will have a huge effect on the consequences you face if convicted. Visit our violent crime webpage to learn more about different violent crimes and get in to contact with us about how we can help defend you from a violent crime accusation in Florida.