When Violent Crime Charges Threaten Your Criminal Record
Few things are scarier than facing charges for assault or battery and wondering if or how you will be punished. Although the punishment depends on the severity of the crime, if convicted, many people would be facing jail time. If your freedom is on the line because of criminal charges, it is important to work with a lawyer who will protect your rights and minimize the charges against you.
Building a Strong Defense in Assault Cases
When I work with clients, I gather as much information as possible regarding the allegations. When it is necessary or relevant, I hire a private investigator to talk with witnesses. I defend clients who are facing charges for violent crimes, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence
We also gather information about the victim’s criminal history. In some cases, my clients’ so-called “victims” have been convicted of more crimes than my client. Although I cannot promise results for my clients, learning this sort of information may lead to a dismissal of the case.
Prosecutors are often buried by their case load, so it is important to find a lawyer who can tell your side of the story in a clear and compelling manner.