Since violent crime has been a hot topic of debate and such a big public safety issue for the state of California, its laws have become stricter, and its punishments have become harsher. In order to best avoid these severe punishments and to ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld in a court of law, hire some legal staff to help build your defense case.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime, it may feel like the ground beneath your feet is crumbling but that feeling of hopelessness and helplessness will subside once you get in touch with an Ontario violent crimes lawyer from the Simmrin Law Group.
What Is a Violent Crime in California?
Each state in the US has a different definition of what a violent crime is. In the golden state, a violent crime is when you inflict bodily harm or try to inflict bodily harm on another person. Examples of what constitutes a violent crime include:
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
Violent crime charges are dealt with more severe punishments since the crime itself is considered more severe. You can also face felony charges along with misdemeanor charges, making your situation direr. If you or someone you know is being accused of and charged with any of the crimes above, reach out to an Ontario violent crimes attorney today to figure out what your next steps are going forward.
For a free legal consultation with a violent crimes lawyer serving Ontario, call (310) 896-2723
Why Is California so Strict?
California is one of the more dangerous states to live in because of its violent crime rates. According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), California’s overall violent crime rate rose by 6% from its latest years of reporting (with the homicide rate rising an even higher amount of 7.7%).
On top of that, another outcome of California’s strategy to combat its increasing violent crime rates is the creation of the three-strike system. This system is designed to be much harder on those with prior felony charges. Once you are charged a second time for a violent crime felony, your punishment will be twice the amount of prison time from your first charge, and once you get charged a third time for a violent crime felony, your punishment will be prison time of at least 25 years.
The smartest and most efficient way to avoid these stringent new laws and severe penalties from the three-strike system would be to hire a violent crimes lawyer from Ontario. From that point, we can help put together a strong defense strategy and potentially clear your name of any and all violent crime charges.
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Can a Violent Crimes Attorney in Ontario Actually Clear My Name?
When you hire a violent crimes attorney from the Simmrin Law Group, we can certainly try everything in our power to get all your charges dropped and have you walking out of the courtroom feeling like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Of course, there’s no guarantee that all of the charges will be dismissed, but we are confident in our ability because we have over 15 years of experience with violent crime defense cases in the greater Los Angeles area.
Our team of skillful lawyers intends to use all their resources, knowledge, and expertise to get your charges dropped. To do this, we plan on:
- Gathering evidence for your innocence
- Interviewing all possible witnesses
- Questioning the legality of your arrest
- Examining police records
- Negotiating with the prosecution team and the judge
- Making you appear as an upstanding citizen
After performing all these duties, it will be harder for the jury not to rule in your favor. And if we are able to disprove some, if not all, of the evidence, from the prosecution as being weak or illegally obtained, then that just makes it even easier to get you off free of charges and free of penalties. Call one of our Ontario violent crimes attorneys as soon as possible to greenlight this legal pathway for yourself.
There are a number of ways for us to build a defense argument and fight for your freedom. The strongest and most common defense would be to argue that you were acting out in physical violence due to self-defense. The other person (supposed victim) could have initiated the violence, and you were simply responding to it by protecting yourself and or your loved ones.
We could also argue in the courtroom that the act of violence wasn’t even your fault in the first place because it could have been an accident like faulty equipment, poor weather conditions, or human error on someone else’s behalf. The violence could have even been initiated due to the victim’s negligence and recklessness, so there is no sense in blaming you.
Some other strategies include arguing that there is a case of mistaken identity, false allegation, or consensual violence (like a full-contact sport). Regardless, there are numerous ways to argue that you are not at fault for the violence that occurred. If you want your defense strategy to include any one of these arguments, then get in touch with one of our Ontario violent crime lawyers today.
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Contact a Violent Crimes Lawyer from Simmrin Today
California notoriously has some of the strictest laws and penalties regarding violent crimes in the entire country. If you are being falsely accused of a violent crime, then you are going to want to sit down with one of our violent crimes lawyers to start building your defense strategy to clear your name.
Individuals are entitled to an attorney no matter the circumstances, and they are still entitled to legal representation in order to uphold their constitutional rights. At Simmrin Law Group, we can help you build a case to minimize the penalties for charges of committing a violent crime, but only if you get in touch with an Ontario violent crimes lawyer today and begin your free case evaluation.