Violent Crime Lawyers in Joplin, MO & Miami, OK
Crimes involving injuries or the threat of violence against another person are generally prosecuted vigorously by law enforcement authorities. These crimes are considered to be among the most serious of all offenses and are commonly charged as felonies. Thus, you may be facing more than a year of jail or prison time, fines, and probation, along with a permanent record as a convicted felon. The impact on your life, your livelihood, your family, your reputation, and your future can be severe.
Only an experienced lawyer can help you truly defend yourself against violent crime accusations. With so much at stake, you should not depend on an overworked public defender or an inept attorney. At Bennett & Gallon, you can rely on a proven team with 20+ years of practice. We have aggressively defended individuals against all kinds of violent crime allegations, from sexual assault to aggravated assault and more. Your first step should be to contact us immediately so we can protect your best interests.
Violent Crimes in Missouri & Oklahoma
Using violence or threatening violence against another person can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. If a person suspects you are acting violently, they can file charges against you. Although these claims must be substantiated, even the mere accusation of being involved in a violent crime can have a devastating effect on your life and livelihood.
In Missouri, violent crimes can include:
- Domestic violence
- Armed robbery
- Child abuse
Penalties for violent crimes will depend on the nature and severity of the offense, including the extent of any injuries or fatalities committed against alleged victims. Penalties can range from up to a year in jail to life imprisonment, heavy fines, lengthy probation, and more. A permanent criminal record can mean the loss of your professional license and thus your career in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, teaching, piloting, or other licensed professions, as well as the loss of your immigration status if you are a noncitizen.
In Oklahoma, violent crimes can include:
- Assault and battery with a deadly weapon
- Child abuse
- Human trafficking
You can be charged with a committing a violent crime in Oklahoma for threatening to or attempting to commit the crime, as well as having completed the commission of the crime. Generally, these crimes are charged as felonies, and prosecutors will commonly file the most severe charge available based on the circumstances. However, the criminal intent of the accused must be proven by the prosecutor beyond a reasonable doubt.
Why You Need a Joplin, MO & Miami, OK Violent Crime Defense Attorney
The experience and skill level of your attorney are your best assets against the serious repercussions of a violent crime conviction. Our team at Bennett & Gallon includes trial-tested attorneys who have handled thousands of criminal charges throughout their careers. Our team will work vigorously to defend you, whether through negotiation tactics with the prosecutor or at trial. We will do everything possible to help you avoid a conviction, mitigate the charges, and minimize the consequences of violent crime allegations.
Call Bennett & Gallon at (888) 814-9045 or contact us online to arrange for a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Joplin, MO or Miami, OK office.
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