Facing Violent Crime Charges?
Violent crime charges can lead to some of the most severe penalties in the criminal justice system. They can range from minor altercations involving personal weapons, such as fists to premeditated murder charges. If you have been charged for any violent crime, you are at significant risk of being convicted and sentenced to a long prison term.
These cases are often prosecuted aggressively, as they can be high profile and prosecutors may pursue these charges to demonstrate that they are “tough on crime” and that they are working to protect public safety. But facts and circumstances often demonstrate less than straightforward explanations. Our attorney at The Gaunt Law Office can provide an experienced and vigorous defense for these charges in Indiana.
What Is A Violent Crime?
The FBI defines violent crime as:
- Nonnegligent manslaughter
Was A Gun Involved?
In addition to these crimes, which carry significant prison sentences if convicted, if you have a prior felony conviction, (which includes any charge where you plead guilty), and you are found in possession of a firearm, you could face up to 12 years in prison for the firearm possession charge alone, independent of any other potential charge.
If you are arrested on any criminal charge and there was gun violence, such as armed robbery, or discharging a firearm during a crime, prosecutors will use these additional charges to increase the penalties and possible prison sentences.
Don’t Take A Plea Without Consulting An Attorney
They often overcharge a crime with every variation of charge conceivable for the facts to pile up to an overwhelming potential sentence to force you to accept their plea agreement and save them the risk of taking a case to trial.
Our attorney is an experienced former prosecutor. We can help you develop the best available defense strategy based on your facts. These charges can result in a long prison sentence if convicted, so you want to be certain that you understand the potential risks and benefits of any tactics involved.
Any criminal charge involving a violent felony can result in potentially long prison sentences. Our lawyer can help you build strong defense for these charges. Call our Morgan County office at 765-343-6260 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We also have experience with cases involving domestic violence.