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Violent Crimes Attorneys in Miami

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Violent criminal offenses are considered to be among the most serious types of crimes in Florida, and the penalties for a conviction are often severe. Whether you have been charged with assault, battery, murder, or anything similar, your future and freedom are at stake. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your specific case, you could face far-reaching and long-lasting consequences if convicted.

Reach out to Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. today if you have been charged with this type of crime. Backed by more than four decades of experience, our violent crimes attorneys in Miami are deeply familiar with this complicated practice area. Our legal team can help you make sound decisions as we navigate you through each stage of the criminal proceedings. You can depend on us to provide you with the relentless and effective legal defense you deserve.

Call Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. today at (305) 670-9919 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our violent crimes attorneys in Miami.

What Makes a Crime a Violent Crime?

Violent crimes are acts that involve a weapon, the threat of use of force, the actual use of force, or a physical injury resulting from another’s purposeful actions. A wide variety of criminal offenses fall under the umbrella of violent crimes. Our attorneys are well versed in all of these offenses, and we can strongly fight for your rights and best interests.

Violent Crime Penalties in Florida

Most violent crimes are considered felony offenses. A conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence and a permanent criminal record that can haunt you for the rest of your life.

The following are the felony penalties for several violent crimes in Florida:

  • Capital or life felonies – Capital felonies carry the death penalty upon conviction, while life felonies are punishable by a life prison sentence and a fine no more than $15,000. First-degree murder can either be a capital or life felony.
  • First-degree felonies – Common examples include second-degree murder, kidnapping, and aggravated battery to a police officer during his/her official duties. A first-degree felony can lead to a prison term of up to 30 years and a maximum $10,000 fine.
  • Second-degree felonies – Common examples include third-degree murder, manslaughter, robbery, and aggravated battery. A second-degree felony can result in a maximum 15-year prison sentence and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
  • Third-degree felonies – Common examples include aggravated assault and felony battery. A third-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years and a maximum $5,000 fine.

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There are certain aggravating factors that could increase the seriousness of a violent crime, such as if a person sustained an injury or died, if a weapon was used, if the defendant had been previously convicted, and more. If these factors are present, they could significantly enhance the charges, as well as the criminal penalties. Since each case varies so drastically from the next, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can give you well-informed advice. At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., our legal team can discuss your situation with you and help you figure out how best to proceed.

An initial consultation with Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. costs nothing at all; so call our violent crimes lawyers in Miami today at (305) 670-9919 to get started on your case.

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