Aggressive Defense For People Charged With Violent Crimes
A violent crime, in Missouri laws, may be an act of violence or threats of violence. Violent crimes include serious property crimes. The effects of acts of violence may be bodily harm to people or animals or damage to property. The severity of the harm done may make the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony.
Charges and convictions involving violent crimes also carry a stigma that may affect one’s reputation, livelihood and more. At KesslerWilliams, our attorneys vigorously stand on the side of the constitutional rights of the accused, no matter how seriously criminal charges may be.
Types Of Violent Crime Cases That We Handle
Our clients seek counsel after being charged with the following common misdemeanor and felony crimes:
- Assault, sexual assault and domestic violence or assault
- Capital murder and voluntary manslaughter
- Robbery, kidnapping and arson
- Armed criminal actions, including acts of gun violence and flights or escapes with the use of deadly weapons or force
- Civil disorder or rioting
- Harassment incited by discrimination
- Terroristic threats
- Child abuse and other crimes against children, including molestation and trafficking
Penalties upon conviction may range from probation to life in prison. Possible defenses for violent crimes include:
- Demonstrating errors by police in the identification of the perpetrator of a violent crime
- Questioning the credibility of an accuser
- Proving that someone acted in self-defense
Let us help you discover the most promising defense strategy in your violent crime case.
What Should You Do If You Are Charged With A Violent Crime?
If you have been accused of a violent crime or charged and arrested, do not submit to questioning by police investigators without legal counsel to protect your rights.
Maybe this piece of advice seems obvious but we are adamant in recommending that people in your shoes get legal advice as soon as possible. You will only make things worse if you try to hide or talk your way out of your situation.
How Can A Defense Lawyer Make A Difference In Your Case?
If our attorneys represent you, their decades of experience in criminal defense can be a great asset to you. Turn to KesslerWilliams for guidance through criminal justice processes, from your arrest to your appearance before a prosecutor, a jury trial and beyond. If you were arrested but are not convicted, you may be able to request an expungement of your arrest record. If you are convicted for a first-time offense, you may be able to appeal. After one to three years, you may able be able to petition for an expungement of your criminal record.