DeKalb County Violent Crime Lawyer
What Constitutes a Violent Crime?
In Georgia, a violent crime is defined as an offense committed using violence or the threat of violence, usually in order to achieve a specific end. There are legal statutes in place that list what must be proved in order for the accused to be found guilty of their charge.
During the ensuing legal process, you deserve experienced legal representation that will fight to make sure your rights are respected. With his past as a top prosecutor for 10 years, the former elected District Attorney Robert James can provide the quality criminal defense you need.
Contact Attorney James at (404) 620-6110 to commence with a free case evaluation.
Types of Violent Crimes
There are many crimes that fall into this category, but some of the more common are:
- Domestic violence
- Assault and Battery
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Armed robbery
The circumstances surrounding the alleged crime are taken into consideration when a punishment is being considered for a crime. Factors such as the accused’s criminal history or if a weapon was used during the episode can significantly impact the final ruling.
Being convicted of a felony means having a criminal record that can make securing future employment, finding a place to live, or attempting to get certain licenses incredibly challenging in the future.
The Need for Representation
Because there are so many elements involved in these cases that can affect the final ruling to a relatively high degree, a strong and well-crafted defense is absolutely essential. Attorney James brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the table.
There are many ways our firm can be of assistance throughout this process, such as by:
- Fact checking the case against our client to ensure its accuracy
- Finding the weaknesses in the state’s case
- Reviewing the law that was supposedly broken to check if the state has met all of the guidelines for proving guilt
- Ensuring none of our client’s rights have been violated by the state
- Searching for and securing sound witnesses
- Securing expert witnesses if necessary
- Negotiating a plea bargain if applicable
- Developing a strong defense and strategy for the trial
We defend the criminally accused in DeKalb County and Atlanta. Let Attorney James use his 25 yearsof experience in the criminal justice system for your case. Call (404) 620-6110 today!