Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
Accused of a violent crime in Cumming or Forsyth County?
Violent crimes are defined as those in which another is harmed through
the use of physical force, weapons or the threat of violence.
involuntary manslaughter, cruelty to children, kidnapping and stalking are all examples of violent
sex crimes such as rape and many
domestic violence charges are considered violent crimes as well.
Most violent crimes are felonies which are punished severely, including
the death penalty. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt
each element of the crime you are accused of. It is the job of a proven
criminal defense attorney from Zeliff | Watson to locate and expose the weak points in the prosecution's
case and utilize these to produce the best outcome possible.
Criminal Defense Strategies
Our defensive strategy will depend on the circumstances of your case, what
the laws state and the evidence against you. At times, it can be proven
that you acted in self-defense. If you were attacked first, couldn't
resolve the incident in any other manner, used force to a similar degree
that you were threatened with and your actions ceased when there was no
longer any danger, these factors can greatly affect how the court views
At times, improper law enforcement actions can produce a false confession
and if this is the case the charges against you may have to be dropped.
If you were provoked and reacted in a way that any normal person would
or were just caught up in the emotions of the incident, we may be able
to use these facts to get your charges reduced. Another viable defense
can be that you did not have what is known as "criminal intent"
in your actions, that the situation was the result of an accident. It
may also be relevant if drugs, alcohol or other factors made it so that
you lacked the needed capacity to commit the crime.
Our goal is to get your charges dismissed or reduced through hard-hitting
criminal defense. Most of these offenses carry with them long terms of incarceration and
we therefore urge you to talk to us quickly, as preparation is the key
to victory when battling violent crime charges.
contact a violent crime defense lawyer
to find out about defense strategies designed to combat violent crime charges.