Types of Violent Crimes
In the State of Florida, the Miami violent crime law firm – Law Office of Paul J. Donnelly, P.A., is ready to defend you against any and all charges related to violent crimes. In Florida, the following list of violent crimes are commonly prosecuted:
Assault: This is the deliberate and unlawful threat to commit a violent act against another. In making the threat, the person has to have the apparent ability to follow through on the threat. In the case of aggravated assault, a deadly weapon is involved or there is the objective of performing a felony.
Battery: This occurs when one purposefully touches or strikes a person against their wishes or when someone causes bodily harm in a purposeful manner.
Child Abuse: When a guardian or adult causes injury or harm to a child, they are engaged in child abuse. Child neglect, sexual abuse, mental and physical injury are all aspects of this crime.
Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crime: Even if an act does not occur, one may be guilty of a crime. Thus, if one plans a violent act, they are considered to have committed a crime of violence.
Kidnapping: When someone abducts, imprisons, or confines another against their will and without legal sanction, they are committing kidnapping. This crime involves the taking of and controlling of someone through the use of threat or force.
Homicide: This violent crime, which includes first degree murder and second degree murder, involves the unlawful killing of another person. Manslaughter is connected to homicide.
Manslaughter: When the killing of a person does not meet the criteria for homicide, that person may be charged with manslaughter. In Florida, there are three types of manslaughter; they are by act, by procurement, and by culpable negligence.
Robbery: This act involves the utilization of force, threats, violence, or assault in the procurement of another person’s property, including money or items of value, from a person. The intention of the person committing the robbery is to keep the property either permanently or temporarily.
Violent crimes carry very tough punishments, which usually involve prison time. Sentences vary, with first degree murder being the only violent crime that qualifies for the death penalty in Florida. Other crimes draw life sentences, while still others can result in prison terms of up to 30 years.
With so much at stake and a legal process that includes a criminal prosecutor, testimony by witnesses and experts, and various types of evidence that’s taken into account, it is essential that a defendant have a violent criminal attorney Miami with plenty of solid courtroom experience.