Violent crimes are illegal offenses that involve the use of violence in the form of verbal threats, physical force, or bodily attacks. Assault is the criminal act of using violence against another person with the intention of causing physical harm. Assault is categorized as a violent crime. Offenses of this nature may consist of verbal threats or the actual infliction of an injury.
Violent crimes may or may not involve the use of a weapon. Frequently committed violent crimes are:
- Assault and/or Threatening
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault by Auto
- Resisting Arrest
- Domestic Violence
The legal penalties for a violent crime conviction will depend upon several factors, such as: the defendant’s prior criminal history, the type of crime committed, the extent of the victim’s injuries, and if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime. If a person is convicted of a violent crime, such as assault, he or she may be subject to jail time, fines, community service, probation, and legal fees.
Violent crimes can also be challenged based on the investigative procedures that the police or law enforcement adopted during their investigation. Illinois courts frown upon forced confessions or suggestive photo line ups where victims or witnesses are unduly influenced in identifying a person as the perpetrator of an offense. Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero, Pastor & Schiffman, P.C., attorneys have successfully defended numerous clients that have been identified as the result of a faulty line-up.
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Possible Punishments for Violent Crimes
The range of punishment varies by the circumstances of the violent crime. Some of the following punishments might be imposed for violent crimes committed:
- Death Penalty
- Court ordered anger management
- Community Service
- Court ordered counseling
There are also indirect consequences after the state punishment is over. With a violent crime conviction on your record, you might have limited educational and job opportunities. You might be able to get your record sealed or expunged, but that option is not available to everyone.
It is very important to speak with our attorneys as soon as possible after you have been accused of a crime. Our attorneys will assess your case, lay out the possible options, and try to mitigate the consequences of criminal charges for you.
Contact Violent Crime Attorneys
Violent crimes cases can be difficult to contest in a court of law and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have been accused of a violent crime in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero, Pastor & Schiffman, P.C. today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our violent crimes attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available. Call us today, we’re standing by to assist you at (908) 561-5577.