Tustin Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
Have You Been Charged with a Violent Crime?
If you are facing charges for a violent crime, you need to contact a Tustin violent crime attorney from the Law Offices of Visco & Selyem. We are known for our ability to get charges dropped or reduced, and we are ready to use every resource available to help you.
Our team of former prosecutors on our staff are ready to take on even the most complex and challenging cases. When you retain our firm, you will receive the benefit of our experience, our extensive trial skills, and our reputation for success.
A conviction for a violent crime can have serious and life-altering consequences, such as:
- Jail or prison time
- Loss of right to own firearms
- Loss of employment opportunities
- Loss of professional license
- Loss of housing opportunities
- Loss of immigration status
- Loss of custody of children
- Loss of right to vote
Because of the seriousness of violent crime charges, the prosecution will be equally serious in their efforts to convict you. If you are convicted, you could face years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. In addition, a conviction can have lasting consequences that will follow you for the rest of your life.
What Is Considered a Violent Crime in California?
California law defines a violent crime as any crime that uses physical force against another person. This includes murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, rape, kidnapping, carjacking, and more. A violent crime can also include crimes that do not directly involve physical contact, such as cyberstalking, harassment, and criminal threats.
Examples of violent crimes include:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
Violent crimes are punishable by state prison time, county jail time, or both. A violent crime is considered a 3-strike crime. If you are charged with a violent crime, you could be facing a minimum of 4 years in prison if convicted. If you have prior convictions, you could be facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Why You Need a Tustin Violent Crime Attorney
If you are facing violent crime charges, you need to hire an attorney who is experienced in defending violent crimes. A criminal defense attorney who is not experienced in defending violent crimes may not be able to provide the level of experience and skill you need to defend you against these serious charges. A criminal defense attorney who does not have experience defending violent crimes may not be able to understand how the prosecution builds their cases, and may not be able to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case that can be used to get your charges dropped or reduced.
Our firm has a team of experienced violent crime lawyers who have handled thousands of cases in our careers. We have handled cases ranging from domestic violence to murder cases, and we have the skills and resources to defend you against all types of violent crime charges. We understand that a conviction for a violent crime can have life-altering consequences, and we are ready to use our experience and skills to help you avoid a conviction if possible, or to fight for you if you have already been convicted.