What is a violent crime?
This is a broad categorization of crimes. It can include rape, aggravated assault, robbery, manslaughter, and homicide. Prosecutors act aggressively against these crimes and if you’ve been accused of one of them then you need to take it seriously. Penalties can be much more severe.
Your future is at stake
Large fines, prison time, probation, and more are all possible results of a conviction. Depending on the circumstances a juvenile could be tried as an adult. This would mean higher penalties and consequences for them. Violent crimes carry what are known as aggravating factors, like the use of a weapon or the victim being a family member.
For these reasons, it’s crucial to understand just how severe a conviction could be. Prosecutors could go for the maximum punishments. Ensuring a fair trial and maximizing your chances at a beneficial outcome is why you need top-notch legal representation. Our firm can create a solid legal strategy, conduct an investigation, and make sure the government doesn’t step on your rights.
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Felonious Assault, which is more commonly known as Assault with a Dangerous Weapon is one of the crimes which is often classified as a ‘violent crime.’ Anyone who unlawfully assaults someone else with a gun, knife, or any dangerous weapon can be charged with this. As the name implies, it’s a felony, and it could lead to prison time and fines.
Assault by Strangulation
In Michigan, simple assault is threatening to injure someone, without a weapon. It’s a misdemeanor. While strangulation is often thought of as choking, and thus does not need the use of a weapon, it is a felony assault charge. This means up to 10 years in prison is a possible outcome of a conviction.
Criminal Sexual Conduct
First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
An allegation or charge of 1st Degree CSC, which is also known as rape, is one of the most serious crimes a person could face. There are several definitions to this charge, it mostly can include engaging in forced penetration of a person under the age of 13, engaging in criminal sexual conduct while committing any other felony, using violence, force, and/or a weapon to commit rape, and other possible definitions of this crime.
Felonies are any crimes that could result in over a year in prison. There are 8 felony classes in Michigan. Domestic violence, which is often categorized as a violent crime, can be both a misdemeanor or felony. A second domestic violence charge can be a Class G Felony.
Duplessis Law can help you
During tough, high-stress, and emotional times, like when you’re facing serious felony allegations, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help guide you. These cases need a steady and delicate hand but also one that calls for aggressive defense.
If you’re accused or charged with a violent crime contact us today.