Alabama State legislation arguably considers violent crimes to be the most serious forms of criminal violations possible, even more so than sex crimes. If you have been accused of a violent crime, you must be aware that the full force of the criminal justice system is approaching and looking for a conviction. Time is of the essence and you must seek legal representation right away.
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A violent crime is using a physical act of violence or the threat of a physical act of violence to accomplish something illegally. Due to the harmful nature of a violent crime, it is uncommon for violent crime charges in Alabama to be a misdemeanor – most are considered felonies. By legal definition, if you are convicted of a felony, you must spend at least one year in prison but many convictions will include 5, 10, 15, or more years as sentencing. High fines ranging well above $1,000 can also be enforced if you are convicted of a violent crime. Additionally, if you are a parent, you can lose the right to see and raise your children depending on the circumstances of your alleged violent crime, such as in cases of domestic violence.
Some of the most common violent crimes arrests in Alabama are:
The opposition you face in your case and trial represents the United States government, and they will be backed by all the resources of law enforcement agencies and the judicial system. If you want to even the playing field and prove that your charges should be dismissed or reduced, you need to act fast and retain a powerful legal advocate of your own. Our criminal defense lawyer in Birmingham can be the legal counsel you have been looking for. Get in touch with us today to learn why you should work with us.
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