Ocala Violent Crimes Attorney
A violent crime in the state of Florida is defined as an intentional, aggressive action against a person or property that threatens, inflicts, or attempts to inflict physical harm. In the state of Florida, a violent crime can be prosecuted as a felony. If convicted the offender may face years in a state prison and could also face losing rights and possession of a permanent criminal record. The definition of a violent crime is broad, examples of violent activity that are considered violent crimes include:
Homicide – The Unlawful killing of a human being by act, by procurement, or by culpable negligence.
Robbery – The use of force, violence or assault, or invoking fear of such to an individual in order to take money or other property from the owner.
Assault – The unlawful intentional threat of inflicting violence n another with the apparent ability to do so.
Battery – The intentional and actual touching or striking of another against their will or the intentional causing of bodily harm
Kidnapping – The Abducting, imprisoning, or confining of another against his or her will without legal authority.
Child Abuse – Any action or failure as a guardian that result in the injury or trauma of a child.
Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crime – The planning of a violent crime regardless if the act ever occurred.
The penalties for a violent crime will vary from crime to crime, although first-degree murder is the only conviction that is eligible for the death penalty.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VIOLENT CRIMES
A: Prior to speaking with a police officer, you should always consult with an attorney. Typically, the police do not want to get your side of the story, and they’re simply looking for additional evidence to use against you in their criminal investigation.read more
A: You do not have to consent to a search of your vehicle, in fact, if the police have a legal basis to search your vehicle, they will do so without asking for your consent.read more
Typically, criminal cases are resolved in one of the following ways; The State Drops the Charges Being proactive and hiring an experienced defense attorney quickly may led to the State dropping your case. For example, the fact that the police make an arrest does not...read more
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On television you typically hear the police advise a person being arrested of their rights (known as Miranda rights) as they are being handcuffed. This is not how it happens in real life. In fact, the police are not required to advise an arrested person of these...read more
Typically, the police can only search you or your property if you give consent, there is a search warrant or the search is incident to a lawful arrest. Please note that there are other limited circumstances in which a search may be lawful and that it is important to...read more
An arraignment is the procedure where the state attorney announces the formal charges in your case and you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. At a misdemeanor arraignment, the State may offer you a plea deal and the court will allow you to enter a plea of guilty or...read more
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