If you have been accused of, or charged with any type of violent crime, you need the services of an expert Dallas violent crimes lawyer. The law is extremely complicated, and you need an expert who knows how to handle the many different types of Cases.
In Dallas, you can be charged with a crime that you did not commit personally. For example, if you were involved in a bank robbery that went wrong, and during the course of which someone was injured or killed, you could be charged with that offense, even if you were only the getaway driver, and took no other part in the robbery. You can be held as accountable as the person who actually did perpetrate the crime.
The range of crimes that are classed as violent crimes is large. Armed robbery, armed assault, domestic violence, attempted murder, assault, hate crimes, involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping, rape, first and second degree murder, are all just some of the crimes under the general heading of violent crime.
The penalties for violent crime can be very harsh, and at times can be punitive in nature. While every case will depend on the crime and the circumstances, penalties can range from 6 months in jail to a life sentence. It is also possible to receive a death sentence. Indeed, since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976, the State of Texas has carried out more executions than any other state.
However, charges of violent crime can be defended on a number of different grounds. For instance, a common defense to a charge of murder is self-defense, or defense of another person. In this example, it would be necessary to prove that the force you used was reasonable given the circumstances.
Clearly, every case is different, and you need a Dallas violent crimes lawyer who understands every aspect of the law, and is competent to argue your case, taking into account all of the different aspects.
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