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Crimes of Violence

Crimes of Violence


Violent crimes are among the most serious criminal charges that you can face and carry the most severe penalties.  A crime of violence is any crime that involves force, violence, or threats of violence to another person, including:

  • Homicide
  • Robbery/Armed Robbery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault/Aggravated Assault
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Carjacking
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Manslaughter
  • Battery/Aggravated Battery

Violent crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies.  They can be committed with or without a weapon.  A conviction for a crime of violence may result in a wide range of penalties, including imprisonment, probation or parole, and, in some cases, the death penalty.  The court can consider many factors when imposing a sentence, including, but not limited to, the facts of the case, prior criminal history, whether a weapon was used in the commission of the crime, and the injuries sustained by the victim.   If convicted of a violent crime, you could face a minimum mandatory sentences that range from ten years to life in prison if a gun was involved in the commission of the offense or from five years to life in prison for repeat offenders convicted of a third felony. 

Violent crimes are extremely serious charges and can result in severe penalties.  Your freedom is at stake.  It is critical that you obtain experienced legal counsel at an early stage, so that your rights are protected from the start.  The attorneys at Rice Law Firm will thoroughly investigate the charges against you and carefully interview witnesses so that we can present an effective defense. As former federal and state prosecutors, our criminal defense attorneys have unique insight into the prosecution’s methods and strategies in violent crimes cases, which we will use to your advantage.  With years of criminal defense and trial experience, we are prepared to aggressively defend your case.  

Please contact us through our web mail contact form, or through our main office number, 386.257.1222. We understand that you may need our assistance after-hours or on the weekends, and in such situations, we can be reached at our after-hours number of 386.255.2464.

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