Every day, violent crimes take place in the U.S., putting lives at risk. It is true that crimes involving violence will usually be treated very seriously under the law, though the laws dictating each of these specific crimes will vary from state to state. They can include crimes against people and their property, such as rape, arson, assault and battery, and so many more. Assault and battery are actually some of the most common violent crimes that we hear about in California. When you threaten to take harm against somebody or actually harm them, including punching them or using a weapon against them in some way, you have committed a violent crime against another.
Another type of violent crime that people are accused of every year in California is domestic abuse, where a spouse or partner verbally or physically abuses their wife or husband in some way. Many statutes have been put in place under California law to protect victims of domestic violence, which is why these laws are treated very seriously. This is why, if you have been charged with one of these crimes but you know that you have not actually committed domestic violence, you should always speak to an attorney.
Turning to an Attorney
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you could be facing years in prison, even life sentences depending on the extent of the crime. This is why, if you have been accused but you know you didn’t commit crimes involving violence, you should speak to an attorney about your next steps. An attorney can help you move forward by investigating your case, finding flaws in the prosecution’s story, speaking to witnesses that may be able to help you, using the best legal strategies in any criminal case, and more.
Nobody wants to be accused of a crime they did not commit. Call us at the Law Office of Peter Blair for more information on how we can help you with your case.