Understanding Violent Crime Charges in Alabama
If you or someone you know is being investigated for a violent crime or has already been charged, now is the time to seek the help of an attorney who has the understanding and experience needed to handle these complex cases. When you choose The Glasscox Law Firm LLC, you will get the benefit of our seasoned legal team who works together. Thus, you will have two legal minds working on your behalf, using the skills and knowledge they have gained over the decades of their careers. Our Tuscaloosa violent crimes defense attorneys have a strong record of success.
Violent crimes in Alabama include the following:
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Armed robbery
- Reckless endangerment
Alabama Violent Crimes Penalties
Violent crimes are among the most serious of all offenses and carry the most severe penalties. These offenses involve assaults on human life or property that can result in physical injury or death. The most serious are charged as Class A felonies that are punishable by decades or life in prison or even the death penalty. Lower-level misdemeanor assaults can put you in jail for up to 1 year. Furthermore, you will be stuck with a criminal record that can damage your reputation, make it difficult to find work or housing, and leave you with a social stigma that is difficult to overcome.
Murder, a homicide offense, involves the intentional killing of another or causing death through gross negligence. It results in a Class A felony charge. Allegedly taking the life of another person is the gravest of all crimes which demands thorough preparation and an aggressive strategy in court from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Manslaughter is a less serious offense, generally charged as a Class B felony. It is defined as causing the death of another recklessly or in the heat of passion that has been provoked. It is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.
Rape by force, rape of a child younger than 12, or rape of someone who is mentally incompetent or physically helpless are also Class A felonies carrying the stiffest penalties of all.
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A conviction of all the above violent crimes carry not only criminal consequences but social ones as well. These offenses carry a negative social stigma that can damage your reputation, family, and social relationships, and make it extremely difficult to find employment or housing or qualify for professional licenses.
In all violent crimes, you need a hard-hitting defense. Our team will do everything possible to create the most effective defense starting with an intense investigation of the evidence. This can involve police procedure, witness statements, and all mitigating circumstances. Our considerable legal and trial experience in criminal defense will be put to use on your behalf, as we work toward a favorable result on your behalf.