Violent crimes are offenses that involve the defendant using force or threat of force against the victim. The main violent crimes are homicide, sexual assault, assault and robbery.
Due to the severity of the offenses, violent crimes are punished harshly. Sentences range from 30 days in county jail to life in prison. Aggravating factors such as criminal history, nature of the offense, and vulnerability of the victim can increase the maximum penalty. In addition to time in prison, defendants can also be sentenced to long periods of probation or supervised release with strict and onerous conditions, fines and exorbitant restitution amounts.
If you have been charged with a violent crime you need to contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer immediately to discuss your case.
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