A variety of criminal charges can be labeled as violent crimes. Just about any crime involving an injury or threat of injury to another person is considered violent. In some cases, it doesn’t matter whether a weapon is used or not. If a person is injured during the commission of a crime, or if that person’s safety is threatened, you could be facing criminal charges for a violent crime. No matter what violent crime charges you’re facing, it’s a good idea to get with a criminal defense lawyer who has proven case experience as soon as possible. Violent crimes convictions can land you behind bars for an extended period of time. Listed below are some common types of violent crimes.
Types of Violent Crimes
- Aggravated assault
- Weapons charges
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
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Depending upon the severity of the incident, and whether or not somebody was seriously injured, an assault charge can either be simple or aggravated. In most cases, a simple assault will be a misdemeanor charge. If another person was seriously injured or if there was a deadly weapon involved, it’s possible to face a charge of aggravated assault. This is a felony charge, and if convicted, you could face more than a year in a correctional facility. There are also different victim categories that can increase the seriousness of your crime. Special victims like emergency responders, law enforcement officers, judges, public school teachers and other vulnerable or special victims might mean you could be facing more serious charges or penalties.
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After a Violent Crimes Arrest in Jackson
After any kind of arrest, it’s important to remember to exercise your rights. You have the right to remain silent. Exercise it. Politely decline to answer any questions from investigators or interrogators and ask to speak with your lawyer. The initial arrest or questioning is a critical time period for your case, and it’s essential to make sure you do the right thing, and contact your lawyer. Many people fall into the trap of not wanting to look guilty, so they waive their right against self-incrimination. This is a mistake. Your rights have nothing to do with guilt or innocence. They’re just your rights, so contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest. It could make a difference between walking free and getting locked up. A criminal investigation can be a stressful time, and a lawyer can be your advocate, protect your rights and fight for your freedom.
If you have been arrested or charged with any kind of violent crime, contact the skilled and proven Criminal Defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for an immediate case consultation.