Seminole County Violent Crimes Lawyers
What is Considered a Violent Crime in FL?
In 2015, more than 93,000 violent crimes were committed in the state of Florida. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., our Seminole County defense team can investigate the incident and work hard to build your case.
Violent crimes involve a person inflicting or threatening to inflict bodily harm on another person. Penalties for violent crimes in Florida vary depending on the seriousness and nature of the crime, as well as the defendant’s criminal history and other specific circumstances related to the offense. Our Seminole County violent crime attorneys also provide services in Longwood, Orange County, and Volusia County to help clients seek a favorable outcome.
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Types of Violent Crimes in FL
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Gun violence
- Child or elder abuse
Penalties in Florida
Depending on the degree of the violent crime and whether it is categorized as a misdemeanor or felony, the penalties can be severe. Generally, convictions result in prison sentences and heavy fines. Misdemeanors typically involve 60 days to one-year prison sentences and fines ranging from $500 to $1,000. Felony charges, however, may carry prison sentences of five to 25 years or even a life sentence, along with $10,000 to $15,000 fines.
Diligent Defense Against Charges
Defendants have several options for arguing defense against violent crime charges. These include self-defense, consent for physical contact in certain situations, and lack of intent. With the knowledgeable Seminole County violent crime lawyers at The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., you can legal defense to guide you through the process from start to finish.