What are Violent Crimes?

A violent crime is considered any criminal act in which the offender uses violence or the threat of violence to carry out their crime. Examples of violent crimes include:

  • Murder or Manslaughter
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse or Spousal Abuse
  • Assault & Battery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Gun or Firearm Offenses
  • Forcible Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Arson
  • Most Gang Crimes
  • Most Hate Crimes
  • Torture or Terrorism

If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Almost all violent crimes are considered felony offenses, which means if you are convicted you will be ordered to spend at least one year in prison and pay no less than $1,000 in fines, however, these are the minimum sentencing guidelines and most judges will not be this lenient when issuing their sentence, especially if you've been convicted of a first degree felony such as forcible rape or murder. In addition, depending on the circumstances of the crime, you may face enhanced penalties. Using a weapon to commit a felony or injuring or killing a person in the commission of a violent felony are just two of several circumstances that warrant a penalty enhancement.

Following an arrest for a violent crime, you can turn to Gwinnett County criminal defense attorney Douglas N. Fox to aggressively defend you against your charges. Mr. Fox understands that serious charges demand hard work and immediate attention. From the onset of your case you can trust Mr. Fox to uphold the laws, protect your rights, and work diligently in preparing a strong defense strategy based on solid evidence and credible expert testimony.

Contact Attorney Douglas N. Fox today at (770) 277-4883 to arrange a consultation to discuss your case.