Violent Crime Offenses
Get Help Solving Your Legal Concerns in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Florida law classifies violent criminal activity at various misdemeanor and felony levels. Anyone charged with a violent felony offense may suffer devastating effects without the proper legal guidance. Attorney Brian Gabriel assists clients with violent crime charges and provides experienced legal representation in West Palm Beach. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense, the simplest case may lead to enhanced penalties. Those who have been convicted in the past on violent crime charges may be more vulnerable to being classified as habitual violent offenders, possibly leading to an extended prison sentence.
Examples of Violent Criminal Offenses in West Palm Beach
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
Actions not listed above may still be classified as a violent crime depending on the case.
Firearms Used When Committing Violent Offenses
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 during the commission of a crime. 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 more 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.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Defend You
Under the Constitution, you are entitled to legal representation if you are a suspect in a crime. While the state may provide you with a public defender, private counsel often leads to the best results. At The Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel, attorney Brian P. Gabriel has defended hundreds of clients facing charges for violent crimes. Here’s what he can do for you:
- Thoroughly investigate your case
- Find flaws in the prosecution’s or State’s account of the events surrounding your case
- Cross-examine witnesses and question the prosecution’s evidence
- Collect favorable testimony from witnesses, including expert witnesses
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. He has over 25 years of experience defending clients throughout Palm Beach County. 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.