Los Angeles Violent Crime Lawyer
Under California law, any criminal offense where an individual uses force against is considered a violent crime. It can range from misdemeanor offenses such as simple assault or robbery, to the more severe felony offenses of murder, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, rape, and manslaughter.
These offenses can carry stiff penalties including fines, jail time and, depending on the severity of the offense, can count as a strike on your criminal record under California’s three strikes law.
If you are facing charges for any type of violent crime, be sure you have an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney on your side. At Cron, Israels & Stark, we have been fighting to protect the rights of people throughout the Los Angeles area who have been charged with all types of violent crimes.
Violent Crime Police Investigations
Due to the increase in violent crimes in Los Angeles, lawmakers have significantly increased the legal penalties if a person is convicted. Due to public pressure to solve these crimes, police detectives will sometimes rush their criminal investigation to make an arrest. Detectives can take statements from an over eager witness who may be mistaken or even lying.
This can result in a devastating misidentification where false criminal charges are filed against an individual who did not commit the violent crime offense. In a city as large as Los Angeles, the goal of understaffed police detectives is to clear their case as soon as possible so they can move on to another investigation.
It has been our experience that police will sometimes not take the necessary time to gather all the evidence or witness statements, which could have resulted in the prosecutor declining to file charges, or filing less severe charges.
Our defense lawyers are very familiar with California criminal law and criminal procedure. California Penal Code Sections 664 and 21(a) are the statutes that descried attempted crimes. In other words, attempting to commit a crime is itself a crime, and a separate offense that can be charged on its own.
We will use all our knowledge and experience to make sure that illegal evidence is not considered by a jury or court. A rush to judgment to make an arrest can result in the prosecutor filing charges for the most severe type of violent crimes. Even worse, an innocent person may be convicted for a crime they did not commit.
Aggressively Defending Your Rights in Los Angeles
When you hire our firm, you can count on us to pursue every legal option available to reach a positive outcome in your case. Our attorneys will work diligently in examining all the evidence to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. If you are convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, you could be facing serious collateral consequences, such as deportation, or loss of a professional license.
We follow up on leads and witnesses that may have been missed in the initial investigation and will build the most compelling case we can in your defense. There are many legal defenses against violent crime charges, such as self-defense, defense of another person, misidentification, or false witness statements.
We defend clients against a wide variety of violent crime charges, including:
- Assault / Aggravated Assault
- Battery / Aggravated Battery
- Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
- Firearm Offenses
- Child Abuse
- Robbery / Burglary
- Domestic Violence
- Assault with Deadly Weapon
- Assault on a Police Officer
- Attempted Murder
- Brandishing a Weapon or Firearm
- “10-20-Life” Gun Enhancement
- Great Bodily Injury Enhancement
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Hate crimes
- False Imprisonment
- Weapons Charges
- Gang Related Crime
- Sexual Assault
- Negligent Homicide
- Vehicular Assault
- Spousal Abuse
Contact a Violent Crime Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you have been arrested for a violent crime offense in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Ventura County, it is critical that you obtain the legal services of a criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending these type cases.
If you are currently under criminal investigation for a violent crime, early intervention by our legal team can make huge difference in the outcome of your case. If necessary, we can also seek a bail reduction on your case. California self-defense laws allows you to protect yourself in certain situations.
We are skilled courtroom negotiators and may be able to get your charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether. Learn the common defenses in California murder and attempted murder charges. Over our decades of practice in criminal law, we have developed excellent relationships with police, prosecutors and judges.
Contact our law firm today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. At Cron, Israels & Stark, we will help you understand the legal issues involved in your case. We are available to discuss you case anytime, 24/7, during your consultation. Our legal staff will strive to provide you an aggressive and committed defense in order to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
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