While all types of criminal charges have the potential to seriously impact a defendant’s future, charges for a violent crime are often especially severe. Violent crimes are usually felony offenses, which carry harsher penalties, and judges tend to look less favorably upon those who commit violent crimes. If you are facing charges for a violent crime in Massachusetts, you need an attorney on your side. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, you can count on our lawyer to aggressively advocate for you and work hard to defend you. Call today for a consultation.
Common Violent Crimes in Massachusetts
Our violent crimes attorney has experience defending those who are facing a wide range of violent crimes charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated burglary
- Sexual assault and rape
- Weapons charges
If you have been charged with any of the above, your first line of defense should be to call an experienced attorney who can start working on your case and building your defense.
Penalties for Violent Crimes
The penalties for violent crimes vary greatly depending on the type of crime, the details of the victim of the crime, and the impact of the crime. That being said, these types of crimes are almost always aggressively prosecuted and penalized. Potential penalties that you may face if you are convicted of a violent crime include, but are not limited to:
- Jail/prison time
- Restraining order
- Mandatory community service
- Mandatory counseling/rehabilitation
- Restitution to the victim
- Black mark on your permanent record that prevents you from securing employment, housing, etc.
What to Do if You Are Facing Violent Crime Charges
If you are facing charges for a violent crime, the most important thing that you can do is call an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you to build a defense and mitigate the worst possible consequences of the charges you’re facing. Ways that your attorney can help you include reviewing the prosecution’s evidence against you; working with the prosecution to negotiate a plea bargain; ensuring that your Constitutional rights are protected throughout the process; presenting evidence in your favor; building a viable defense; and helping you to understand the process and your rights. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to represent yourself during a criminal case, especially one where you are facing charges for a violent crime.
Call a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Today
At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts knows the potential consequences you’re facing and wants to help. With years of experience and a reputation for excellence, Paul R. Moraski is who you should call for the help and support you need. For a consultation where you can learn more about our criminal defense services, our lawyer, and your options, please call (978) 397-0011 or send our law firm a message directly.