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Violent Crimes

Were You Arrested For A Violent Crime?

The details behind a violent crime are often not as clear-cut as they first appear. There are often circumstances that led up to the violent act and both parties may have made mistakes. Unfortunately, the prosecution, judge and jury may not be aware of the facts surrounding the case that led the defendant to behave violently.

You should contact The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, if you are facing criminal charges for a violent crime in central Ohio. Our Delaware attorneys have more than 15 years of criminal defense experience with many types of violent charges. Contact us now at 740-363-3900 to schedule an appointment with a skilled lawyer.

The Missing Context Behind Violent Crimes

Common reasons why a person becomes violent and lashes out include:

  • They are victims of domestic violence.
  • They were provoked.
  • They were persistently bullied.
  • They acted in self-defense.
  • They were protecting someone else.
  • They were forced to commit the crime out of fear for their life.

If a woman has been violently abused by her husband for years and she finally stabs him during a violent attack, then she might have had no other choice. Alternatively, if someone is attacked by gang members and, in self-defense, they accidentally kill one of their attackers, these circumstances will need to be explained. Without the history behind the attack, an innocent person may face serious punishment.

Severe Penalties For A Serious Crime

A conviction for a violent crime, such as rape or assault, will result in lengthy prison sentences or life imprisonment, hefty fines, lengthy probation and a future as a convicted felon (Chapter 2903: HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT). With a permanent criminal record, you may have difficulty renting an apartment, be ineligible for certain professional licenses or educational loans, and have trouble finding a job. The social stigma of being a convicted felon may follow you for the rest of your life.

Because of the serious consequences following a violent crime conviction, it is essential that you have a criminal defense attorney who can defend you. Our attorneys will thoroughly review the details of your case and ensure that all circumstances that led up to the event are presented before the opposition and the judge.

Schedule Your Consultation With A Lawyer

Our lawyers will negotiate with prosecutors and judges on your behalf to reduce charges where possible and minimize the penalties. You can schedule an appointment at our Delaware location by calling 740-363-3900 or by sending us an email. Se habla español.