Violent Crimes | You Need Strong Criminal Defense

A violent crime involves an action that harms another person. In Florida, sometimes certain offenses are considered violent crimes even if the other person is not hurt.

Some examples of violent crimes include:

  • Homicide When the life of another human being is unlawfully taken. Charges are classified as either murder or manslaughter, depending on whether or not the killing was intentional.
  • Assault — The threat of acting violently and hurting another person. Someone can be charged with assault whether or not he or she acts on those threats. Simple assault is considered a misdemeanor, while aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon is considered a felony.
  • Battery — The harmful, aggressive and unwanted touching of another individual. Just like assault, someone does not have to physically injure the other person to be charged with battery.
  • Domestic violence — Violent acts committed against a boyfriend/girlfriend, or against a spouse, or family member who is living in the same home.
  • Child abuse Acts of aggression or neglect that result in the injury or harm of a child.
  • Kidnapping — The forceful and unlawful abduction or confinement of another person.
  • Robbery — The use of violence or force to take another person's belongings.

Experienced Defense Against Harsh Sentencing Guidelines

The penalties associated with violent crimes can be severe and often include imprisonment, fines, probation, mandatory community service, a permanent criminal record and more. If you are facing charges for a violent crime in St. Augustine, St. Johns County or Northeast Florida, it is critical to have an attorney who knows the ins and outs of these complicated Florida laws.

One of our criminal defense lawyers is board-certified by The Florida Bar. He and several other attorneys have former prosecutorial experience. At Canan Law, we will work tirelessly to defend you and fight to protect your rights and your future. Questions? Wish to set up a meeting? Contact us today, or call 904-217-6209.