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Violent crimes refer to a wide variety of criminal offenses involving the use or threat of force or violence. These types of crimes are aggressively prosecuted and severely penalized. If you are convicted of a violent offense, such as battery or domestic violence, you could face thousands of dollars in fines and decades in prison. Also, you will be given a criminal record, which could hurt your ability to get a job, find housing, and stay in school.
At Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A., our Miami violent crimes lawyer has over 19 years of experience in Florida criminal law. In fact, he was a prosecutor at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he handled many different cases involving habitual violent felony offenders and violent career criminals. As a result, he and our legal team are intimately familiar with violent crimes. We can effectively guide you through the criminal process as we protect your rights and best interests.
Are you facing a violent crimes charge in Florida? Call the Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A. today at (305) 400-0074 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our violent crime lawyer in Miami!
What is Considered a Violent Crime in Florida?
A crime is generally considered violent if it involves physical force or the threat of physical force against someone else. These crimes are considered to be the most serious offenses in the state, and they often carry severe legal consequences.
Common Types of Violent Crimes
In Florida, some of the most common violent crimes include:
- Domestic violence
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Battery and aggravated battery
- Battery on a law enforcement officer
In Florida, penalties for violent crimes can range from jail time and fines for misdemeanors to lengthy prison sentences or even life imprisonment for felonies.
Misdemeanor offenses such as simple assault and battery are punishable by up to a year in jail and/or significant fines. Other misdemeanors, such as domestic violence, carry harsher penalties such as mandatory counseling, probation, and/or loss of gun rights. For felony offenses like murder and rape, punishments may include:
- Lengthy prison sentences
- Restitution payments
- Extra costs associated with legal counsel
- Even imprisonment in some cases
Furthermore, Florida has the 10-20-Life law, which governs felonies involving firearms. Essentially, an individual faces a minimum of 10 years in prison if they produce a gun during the commission of certain felonies, 20 years in prison if they fire the gun, and 25 years to life if they shoot someone (regardless of whether or not the victim survives). Florida has many other unique laws, such as the stand your ground law.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Florida, you must seek legal help immediately. At our firm, we understand that everyone deserves fair representation regardless of their situation and will do everything possible to protect your rights throughout the criminal process. We have extensive experience in defending clients who have been accused of any violent criminal offense, so contact us today if you need help with your case.
Contact Our Miami Violent Crime Lawyer Today
To learn more about your situation and how we can assist you, contact Law Office of Armando J. Hernandez, P.A. today and set up a complimentary case evaluation. We can sit down with you and help you figure out your next move.
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