Assault And Violent Crimes
Assault and other violent offenses are crimes against people. They are taken very seriously by our judicial system since there is often an injured victim. If you are convicted or plead guilty, people may treat you differently than they did before. Employers may not want to hire you because they do not want to take a risk of a lawsuit if you injure someone at work. Violent offenses may also cause you to face additional consequences if you are ever charged with future criminal conduct.
At Breeding Carter Crippen, we are here to protect your reputation and your future if you have been charged with a violent crime. Our defense attorneys understand how the state and federal government handle assault, robbery and other violent offenses. We have also handled cases involving firearms, destructive devices, murder, attempted murder, federal Hobbs Act robbery, pharmacy robbery and other federal crimes of violence. Our criminal defense attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
We defend people who are charged with all types of violent crimes, including:
- Domestic violence
- Attempted murder
- Aggravated assault
- Bank robbery
- Pharmacy robbery
- Kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Weapons/firearms offenses
- Vehicular assault and vehicular homicide
Violent Federal Crimes
The United States government has enacted multiple crimes for violent conduct. The offenses range from bank robbery to carjacking. The United States may also charge an individual with capital murder crimes or terrorism. The law and procedure for these kinds of offenses is extremely complicated.
It is imperative to speak to an attorney who is well-versed in federal crimes, conspiracy law, RICO law and other areas where violence may be charged. Violent offenses carry severe penalties. Call today to speak to our criminal defense team.
Defenses In Assault Cases
Police may charge someone with assault based on little more than statements made by the alleged victim. A thorough investigation may uncover defenses such as:
- Self defense
- Defense of others
- Mutual combat (fighting)
- You did not intend to injure the other person
- The alleged attack never happened
For many violent offenses, there are first-offender programs, judicial diversion programs and expungement of arrest records. Our goal in any assault case is to keep you from getting a permanent criminal record from a single event.