Orlando Violent Crime Attorneys
Quality Legal Representation for Serious Charges
The defense lawyers at NeJame Law have thousands of hours of experience in dealing with virtually every variety of violent crime. The criminal defense division of our law firm is dedicated to providing our very best representation to those arrested or being investigated for criminal offenses and crimes of violence. In the State of Florida, the legislature has significantly increased the penalties and the period of incarceration for certain types of violent crimes as a reaction to the public outcry for protection of victim's rights and the fear of violent crimes among much of the public. As such, it is essential to have a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable with all the appropriate laws and who is familiar with and able to analyze, evaluate, and apply any and all legal defenses that one accused of a violent crime may utilize. Some defenses may include self-defense, mistaken identity, consent, lack of intent, lack of knowledge, alibi, lying witnesses, or a lying purported victim. Our firm offers powerful and appropriately aggressive representation to people who are accused of violent crimes and need a strong defense attorney to guide and represent them through their legal challenges.
Types of Violent Crimes
There are many types of violent crimes. Although the vast majority of cases are brought in state courts, there are circumstances in which a violent crime will be prosecuted in a federal court. Our attorneys have substantial experience in both courts.
The following is a partial list of violent crimes:
- Aggravated assault
Aggravated assault is an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or with intent to commit a felony.
- Aggravated battery
In committing battery, a person intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or uses a deadly weapon.
Any person who willfully and unlawfully, or while in the commission of any felony, by fire or explosion, damages or causes to be damaged, any dwelling (occupied or not), or its contents; any structure, or contents thereof, where persons are normally present, such as: jails, prisons, or detention centers; hospitals, nursing homes, or other health care facilities; department stores, office buildings, business establishments, churches, or educational institutions during normal hours of occupancy; or other similar structures; or any other structure that he or she knew or had reasonable grounds to believe was occupied by a human being.
An intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
Actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against the will of the other; or intentionally causing bodily harm to another person.
- Battery upon a law enforcement officer
Actual and intentional touching or striking of a law enforcement officer against their will; or intentionally causing bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. The term "law enforcement officer" includes a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a correctional probation officer, a part-time law enforcement officer, a part-time correctional officer, an auxiliary law enforcement officer, and an auxiliary correctional officer, and any county probation officer; an employee or agent of the Department of Corrections who supervises or provides services to inmates; an officer of the Parole Commission; a federal law enforcement officer; and law enforcement personnel of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection, or the Department of Law Enforcement.
The entering of a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein.
- Carrying a concealed weapon
The carrying of a concealed weapon, electric weapon or device, or firearm on or about his or her person.
This is the intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child; an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.
- Domestic violence
Any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.
- Lewd or lascivious battery
Engaging in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age; or encouraging, forcing, or enticing any person less than 16 years of age to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity.
- Lewd or lascivious molestation
Intentionally touching in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person less than 16 years of age, or forcing or enticing a person under 16 years of age to so touch the perpetrator, commits lewd or lascivious molestation.
The unlawful killing of another human being.
- Persons engaged in criminal offense, having weapons
Committing or attempting to commit any felony or while under indictment, displays, uses, threatens, or attempts to use any weapon or electric weapon or device or carries a concealed weapon or firearm.
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or chemical weapon or device, if that person has been convicted of a felony.
- Resisting arrest with violence
Knowingly and willfully resisting, obstructing, or opposing any officer; member of the Parole Commission or any administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; parole and probation supervisor; county probation officer; personnel or representative of the Department of Law Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful execution of any legal duty, by offering or doing violence to the person of such officer or legally authorized person.
The taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
- Sexual battery
Oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.
- Vehicular homicide
The killing of a human being, or the killing of a viable fetus by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a motor vehicle by another in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another.
Charged with a Violent Crime? Contact Our Defense Attorneys in Orlando
If you or some you know was charged with a violent crime, your freedom may be in jeopardy. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.
We are available at (407) 500-0000. You may also fill out our online form.
What is a Violent Crime or Crime of Violence?
A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which a person uses or threatens to use violent force against another person. A crime of violence can include an offense with or without a wearpon.
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