Violent crimes receive some of the most serious punishments of all criminal cases. Of those violent crimes, homicide carries the most severe penalties of them all. If convicted of such a crime, the penalty can be very serious. It can include decades or live in prison. Even if a person gets out of prison, they have the conviction on their criminal record for the rest of their life.
If you have been accused of a violent crime, you need a highly experienced Minnesota violent crimes defense attorney to help you defend yourself against the charges. Through a strategic defense built by an attorney with years of experience achieving successful outcomes in cases, it is possible to have the charges reduced or the case completely dismissed.
Types Of Violent Crimes
The different types of violent crimes include:
- Murder, homicide, and manslaughter
- Aggravated assault
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence or domestic assault
- Sexual assault
- Terroristic threats
Of course, there are many other violent crimes that exist. Conviction for any of these crimes can result in a number of sentences. Because emotions run high during these cases, you need a thoughtful Minneapolis violent crimes defense lawyer who is also aggressive.
Effective Violent Crimes Defense
The violent crimes case tends to be quite complex in that the prosecution will lay out any evidence they believe they have against you, put witnesses on the stand, put any criminal history on the table for all to see, and try to establish possible motives and intent behind the violent act. If any weapons were used in the commission of the crime, they will present those weapons and any other factors necessary to put together the strongest case that they can.
On the defense end, evidence and witnesses are also gathered. Strategies are put in place to contradict any evidence and witness statements made in the prosecutor’s case. The defense will also use expert witnesses when necessary in order to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case. If there is any doubt in the prosecution’s case, a jury cannot convict. Reasonable doubt cannot exist. If it does, that means there is no solid evidence that you committed the crime. This can lead to acquittal. If acquittal is not a possibility, then it is possible to be convicted of a lesser crime with lesser penalties. The goal is to achieve the best possible outcome in your case so that you can put it behind you and move on.
Contact A Minneapolis Violent Crimes Defense Attorney
Being accused of a violent crime can cause a number of mixed emotions. You may be confused, defensive, and wondering which step you need to take next so you can put the matter behind you. In order to do that, you must talk to an experienced attorney. Kirk Anderson has years of experience representing clients accused of a number of different criminal offenses and has had great success helping them achieve fair outcomes in their cases. Contact us today – we’re available 24/7.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.