People charged with violent crimes could face significant prison time and other penalties such as loss of child custody and visitation rights. With such devastating possible consequences, it is imperative to have an experienced attorney to defend you against these charges.
Our attorneys represent people in all types of violent crime cases including: violation of Orders of Protection, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Carjacking, weapons charges, Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Menacing.
Alternative Sentencing For Violent Crimes
Many of our cases stem from incidents in public places such bars and in the street. Our clients in such matters are often not career criminals. Rather, they are people with short fuses and anger management problems. For clients such as these, treatment for their underlying emotional issues is typically a better alternative than punishment. Our law firm is often successful at having clients admitted to courses that will help them address their mental health issues and, upon successful completion of these programs, have their cases dismissed.
To secure admission to treatment programs, our lawyers negotiate with prosecutors to have our clients evaluated by psychologists. We also obtain educational histories, affidavits of good moral character and employment records to strengthen the case for treatment rather than punishment.