Basic Information About Violent Crime Charges
Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Attorney
There are many different crimes that you could be charged with committing, and some of these crimes carry more serious penalties than others. In the state of Florida, violent crimes can carry some of the most severe penalties for a criminal conviction, so it is important to obtain the powerful representation of a Fort Pierce criminal lawyer for your case. Among the different types of violent crime that you could be charged with include the following among others:
- Domestic violence
If you are charged with the crime of assault, which is causing imminent fear of bodily injury, then you will face penalties of a second-degree misdemeanor which carries up to 60 days in jail, and up to $500 in fines. Aggravated assault occurs when there is assault with a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife, and this offense is a third-degree felony which carries up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
If you are facing charges of battery, then it is important that you have skilled representation on your side. A conviction of a first battery offense is a first-degree misdemeanor which carries up to a year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. If this is a second or subsequent offense, then you could face third-degree felony charges which carry up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
Defending Your Rights In Court
You need skilled representation if you are facing these kinds of criminal charges. My team at T. Charles Shafer, Attorney at Law PLLC. can provide you with the legal assistance that you need. I have more than 25 years of experience, and I have been serving the residents of Fort Pierce, Florida who have been charged with a criminal offense for a number of years. Contact my office today to discuss the charges against you and to begin pursing the defense of your case that you need.
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