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Aggressive Defense Against Violent Crime Charges in PA

If you have been charged with any type of violent crime in Pennsylvania, you should retain strong representation as soon as possible. At Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, our violent crimes lawyers in Philadelphia have over 100 years of combined experience in this area of law.

As a result, we have a long track record of success in addition to a comprehensive understanding of Pennsylvania criminal law. Our legal team can help you make sound decisions about the future as we guide you throughout every stage of the criminal proceedings. You can trust us to provide you with the relentless representation you deserve.

Call Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross today at (215) 550-1999 or contact us online to learn more about our violent crimes lawyers and how we can help you. Call now for a free consultation.

Types of Violent Crimes in Philadelphia

Under Philadelphia state law, there are wide range of violent crimes. These violent crimes are aggressively pursued by law enforcement and the prosecution. Depending on the nature and the severity of your offense, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or felony offense. Although felonies carry more severe penalties, it is important to seek legal representation if you are facing misdemeanor charges.

Our criminal defense lawyers are experienced in handling all violent crimes, including:

  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Homicide
  • Simple assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapons offenses
  • Aggravated assault
  • Violent sexual assault

When Is a Violent Crime Considered a Misdemeanor?

The specific criteria for categorizing a violent crime as a misdemeanor can vary from state to state, and it's important to consult the relevant state's statutes and legal definitions for accurate information.

In general, misdemeanors are less serious offenses than felonies and typically result in less severe penalties. Violent crimes, such as assault or battery, can be classified as misdemeanors if they involve less severe circumstances, minimal harm or injury, or other mitigating factors. The specific factors that determine whether a violent crime is considered a misdemeanor can include the following:

  1. The degree of harm caused: Misdemeanor charges may apply when the injuries inflicted are relatively minor or the victim's injuries do not meet the criteria for a felony.
  2. Intent or state of mind: Some jurisdictions consider the defendant's intent or mental state when classifying the crime. Reckless or negligent conduct might lead to misdemeanor charges, while intentional acts could lead to felony charges.
  3. The presence of aggravating or mitigating factors: The circumstances surrounding the crime, such as prior criminal history, the use of a weapon, or the relationship between the parties involved, can influence whether a violent crime is classified as a misdemeanor.
  4. Statutory definitions: Each state's criminal code defines specific offenses and their associated penalties. The definitions and categorizations can vary, so it's important to consult the relevant state's laws to determine the specific criteria for misdemeanors.

Keep in mind that even when a violent crime is classified as a misdemeanor, it can still result in significant legal consequences, including fines, probation, and incarceration, although the penalties are generally less severe than those for felony offenses. The specific penalties and definitions can vary widely, so it's important to consult legal authorities or an attorney in the relevant jurisdiction for accurate information regarding how a particular violent crime is classified and prosecuted.

What Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross Can Do for You

Violent crimes are among the most serious types of offenses. A conviction could result in thousands of dollars in fines, probation, and even years in jail or prison. These types of matters should be handled by an experienced trial attorney. Our violent crimes lawyers in Philadelphia have helped thousands of individuals achieve their legal goals over the years, and we can help you, too. Our attorneys have won many cases in federal court, and several of our lawyers are former prosecutors. This experience gives us unique insight into how the prosecution thinks and will approach your case.

Contact Our Philadelphia Violent Crimes Lawyer Today

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of representation possible. Regardless of the severity of the charges you are facing, we have the experience required to effectively handle them. You can count on us to handle all your criminal defense needs quickly and efficiently.

Call (215) 550-1999 to schedule your free consultation with our violent crimes lawyers in Philadelphia. We also have an office in Erie.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are violent crimes?

Violent crimes are offenses that involve the use or threat of physical force against another person. They can include crimes such as murder, robbery, assault, and sexual assault.

What are the penalties for violent crimes in Philadelphia?

The penalties for violent crimes in Philadelphia vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense. They can range from fines and probation to years in jail or prison.

Do I need a lawyer if I am facing misdemeanor charges for a violent crime?

Yes, it is important to seek legal representation even if you are facing misdemeanor charges for a violent crime. A lawyer can help protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.

What can a violent crimes lawyer do for me?

A violent crimes lawyer can provide you with experienced representation and help you navigate the criminal justice system. They can build a strong defense strategy and advocate for your best interests.

How can I schedule a free consultation with Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross?

To schedule a free consultation with Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross, you can call their office at (215) 550-1999 or contact them online through their website.

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