Newport News Violent Crimes Defense Attorney
What Charges Are Considered Violent?
A violent crime is any act that involves aggression toward another or the threat of imminent bodily harm. These types of crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors and judges who have a responsibility to protect the public. They involve charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and carry penalties such as jail or prison time, fines, probation, restitution, and restraining orders.
Examples of violent crimes include:
- Domestic violence/assault
- Aggravated assault (malicious wounding)
- Sex crimes such as rape or sexual assault
- Kidnapping or abduction
- Gun crimes
- Attempted murder and murder
How you are punished will depend on the type of crime involved, whether weapons were used, your previous criminal history, if any, and other relevant factors.
Virginia Murder Laws
Virginia Law section #18 details many of the following degrees of murder:
- Capital Murder - Class 1 Felony - Death penalty or life in prison, with a possible fine of up to $100k.
- Murder in the 1st Degree - Class 2 Felony - 20 to life, with a possible fine of up to $100k.
- Murder in the 2nd Degree - Felony - Up to 40 years, with a possible fine of up to $100k.
- Murder of a Pregnant Woman - Felony - No less than 10 years & no more than 40 years.
- Voluntary & Involuntary Manslaughter - Class 5 Felony - Up to 10 years, with a possible fine of up to $2.5k.
- Attempted Murder - Felony - Up to 10 years, with a possible fine of up to $100k.
How We Defend Violent Crimes
Our investigation into your case will be carried out with extreme thoroughness. An exhaustive analysis of the evidence can lead to flaws, inconsistencies, and errors that can be used to your benefit. Throughout the process, we will be searching for a solution that will best serve you in the courts. As your dedicated advocate, our firm will be by your side at every stage of your case, providing you with the counsel and support you need.
As a former prosecutor for 18 years, Attorney Ehrenworth offers useful insights into how prosecutors work, how they construct cases, and the tactics they use to get a conviction. Having that knowledge puts our firm one step ahead when it comes to deconstructing those cases for your benefit. Thus, you can rely on our reputation for an aggressive defense against violent misdemeanors and felonies in the courts.
Violence crime cases are among the most challenging and the most serious. If you are facing a criminal charge for a violent crime, you need to find a Newport News criminal defense lawyer with a strong track record of results. Experience does matter, especially in these cases. Turn to the Newport News violent crime defense lawyer at Ehrenworth Law, PLLC.
Reach out to our firm at (757) 663-4477 as soon as possible if you are facing violence crime charges.
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With a legal career spanning more than 20 years, Attorney Ehrenworth has earned a reputation for providing aggressive advocacy on behalf of his clients. Our firm has handled thousands of cases, and we have helped many clients to secure favorable outcomes for their future. Read more about what clients of Ehrenworth Law, PLLC have to say about our representation. We are committed to ensuring you get the best possible result for your situation, and we are prepared to do everything we can to help you preserve your interests. Call today.