At the Hedding Law Firm, we provide our clients with exceptional legal representation for all types of complex violent crimes cases. We are board-certified defense lawyers in the state of California with almost 50 years of combined knowledge and experience with felony cases. We are “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating that places us in the top 5% of law firms in the country. It is our goal at the Hedding Law Firm to provide our clients with excellent defense strategies for their cases and to obtain superior results.
Being arrested or investigated for a violent crime can be very frustrating and confusing. A violent crime involves the use of force, violence or threats against a person. It can be committed with or without the use of a weapon and may leave its victim with severe injuries or even result in death.
Violent crimes involve unlawful commission of a violent act or threat of a violent act against another individual.
Some violent crimes, such as assault and second degree burglary, are considered wobblers, meaning they may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances and severity of the injuries.
A violent crime generally a felony offense in California and will be aggressively prosecuted. The following are considered violent crimes:
- Armed Robbery
- Assault on Police Officer
- Assault with Deadly Weapon
- Assault and Battery
- Home Invasion
- False Imprisonment
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Elder Abuse
- Firearm Offense
- Resisting Arrest
- Vehicular Manslaughter
Violent Crime Penalties & Defenses in California
Facing a felony charge for any type of violent crime in the state of California will mean that you will be facing very severe penalties. If convicted you could receive a maximum sentence of life behind bars or even the death penalty, fines, restitution, probation and counseling. The outcome of your case will depend on the circumstances and the hard work performed by a professional defense lawyer.
There are several defenses that our violent crime lawyers may assert on your behalf some of them being: self defense, necessity, duress, lack of specific intent, insanity defenses.
We will aggressively fight to defend your rights and look to obtain a successful outcome for your violent crimes case. We use strong defense tactics and can guarantee that your case will receive the personal care and dedication needed to defend you properly in either a state or federal court of law.
Call us today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. We will review the facts of your case and answer any questions that you may have. Your future is important to us!
In need of a Los Angeles violent crimes lawyer? Contact the Hedding Law Firm today!
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