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Violent crime

There's crime, and then there's violent crime. For a crime to be considered a violent crime, generally there must be a victim who is either injured or killed as a result of the criminal act.

As a society, we have decided that violent crimes should be treated much more seriously than other types of crimes. Punishments for violent crimes are also much more severe than other non-violent crimes.

Sex Crimes

Not every sex crime will be considered a crime of violence. Charges for prostitution, or indecent exposure, for example, generally do not involve any physical injuries to victims.

However, the most egregious sex crimes, such as rape and sexual assault, or those involving minors, are violent crimes. These crimes are felonies that can result in several years in jail.

Crimes Against the Person

Although criminal laws vary from state to state, every state has laws against violence. Generally, non-fatal violent crimes that cause injury, or attempt to cause injury, are called crimes against the person. These can include:

·         Assault and battery

·         Robbery

·         Domestic violence

·         Kidnapping

Most of the above violent crimes will be charged as felonies, meaning that a criminal defendant could be facing at least one year in jail. However, in some situations, lesser violent crimes, such as simple battery or a domestic violence charge, where the injury is minimal, can be a misdemeanor, with only probation or a jail sentence of up to one year.

Murder

While charges for murder or manslaughter are among the most serious crimes a person can be charged with, there are degrees of these. How the various degrees are named will vary from state to state, however, generally, the degrees correspond to the severity of punishment. For example, involuntary manslaughter will be punished much much less harshly than premeditated murder, which, could result in a life or death sentence.

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Matthew W Shafran
Matthew W Shafran
127

515 North Flagler Drive Suite P-300, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Bar #98774(FL)     License for 2012 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Expungement | Juvenile law | Sex crime | Slip and fall accident | Violent crime
Darren Mark Finebloom
Darren Mark Finebloom
121

3426 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609

Bar #336660(FL)     License for 2000 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | DUI and DWI | Personal injury | Violent crime
Vanessa Anne Nye
Vanessa Anne Nye
81

1718 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3814

Bar #105831(FL)     License for 1997 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Sex crime | Speeding and traffic ticket | Violent crime | White collar crime
E.J. Hubbs
E.J. Hubbs
80

5975 Sunset Dr #502, South Miami, FL 33143

Bar #73843(FL)     License for 2009 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | DUI and DWI | Federal crime | Immigration | Violent crime | White collar crime
James Richard Barnes
James Richard Barnes
71

816 E. La Rua St., Pensacola, FL 32501

Bar #865818(FL)     License for 1990 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Appeals | Child abuse | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Insurance fraud | Personal injury | Sex crime | Violent crime
Jeremy James Buckmaster
Jeremy James Buckmaster
66

200 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Bar #551376(FL)     License for 2002 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Adoption | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Family | Immigration | Mediation | Violent crime
Luis Cartaya
Luis Cartaya
63

1805 S. Powerline Rd. #103, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Bar #105787(FL)     License for 2013 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Car accident | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Personal injury | Violent crime | White collar crime
Adam David Harmelin
Adam David Harmelin
61

116 S.E. 6th Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3129

Bar #116009(FL)     License for 1997 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Federal crime | Sex crime | Violent crime
Adam David Harmelin
Adam David Harmelin
61

633 Southeast 3rd Avenue Suite #4F, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3129

Bar #116009(FL)     License for 1997 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Criminal defense | Domestic violence | DUI and DWI | Federal crime | Sex crime | Violent crime
Jason B Blank
Jason B Blank
60

888 South Andrews Avenue Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Bar #28826(FL)     License for 2006 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Appeals | Criminal defense | Domestic violence | Election campaigns and political law | Sex crime | Violent crime
Leonard Scott Feuer
Leonard Scott Feuer
55

500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 500, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Bar #501751(FL)     License for 2001 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Appeals | Criminal defense | DUI and DWI | Government | Sex crime | Violent crime | White collar crime

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