Florida law classifies violent criminal activity at various felony levels. Anyone charged with a violent felony offense may suffer devastating effects without the proper guidance. Attorney Brian Gabriel assists clients with violent crime charges and provides experienced legal representation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense, the simplest case may lead to enhanced penalties. Those who have been convicted in the past for violent crime may be vulnerable in being classified as habitual violent penalty offenders, possibly leading to an extended prison sentence. Several of the following actions have been associated with or classified as violent crimes, according to Chapter 775 of the Florida Legislature:
Aggravated child abuse
Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult
Aggravated manslaughter of a child
Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb
Aggravated battery or stalking
Actions not listed above may still be classified as a violent crime depending on the case.
The Florida Legislature classifies the use of a firearm as one of the most aggravating factors of a violent crime, mandating minimum prison sentences for either the possession, use or discharge of a firearm. A person who possesses a firearm while attempting a felony may be facing a minimum mandatory sentence of several years. If the weapon is fired during the felony, the sentence may likely be extended by several years. The longest minimum sentence may be considered when a person is injured or killed during the charged felony, either as a result of the gun being fired or a different danger involved with the event.
Any person accused of a violent crime should not be taking any risks with their legal representation. Attorney Brian Gabriel understands that each case is unique, and can provide the expert attention that you deserve from a criminal defense lawyer. Don’t wait for guidance on your violent crime charge, call The Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel today at 561-622-5575 for a free consultation.
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Attorney Brian Gabriel of Gabriel & Gabriel focuses in criminal defense. We handle all criminal defense matters including DUI, narcotics offenses, violent offenses, sexual offenses, domestic violence offenses, juvenile offenses, serious traffic offenses, as well as appeals, drivers license suspension and violation of parole/probation issues.
Serving all counties in the State of Florida including Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties.
Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel, LLC
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Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (561) 622-5575
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