Violent Crimes

Criminal Defense for Violent Crimes in Los Angeles

Given the recent changes in California Law, those charged with violent crimes face substantial state prison sentences. The California Three Strike Law has enumerated a number of violent crimes as serious and violent felonies. An individual convicted of one of these particular crimes not only faces a substantial period of time in state prison but also must serve 80-85% of their sentence as well. Additionally, an individual who has suffered two previous serious or violent “strike” offenses is subject to a sentence of 25 years to life. These are very serious criminal offenses, as they not only break the law, but they also put the lives, safety, and well-being of innocent people in danger. The attorneys at the Goldstein Law Offices have decades of experience defending individuals charged with violent felonies. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of serious cases. James A. Goldstein has tried more murder than 100 murder cases to verdict. Our results speak for themselves.

People who commit violent crimes stand to face a number of very serious penalties, especially since the majority of violent crimes are considered felony offenses. If convicted, people who commit violent crimes may be sentenced to:

  • Time in jail or federal prison
  • Extremely high fines
  • Mandatory restitution to the victim
  • Mandatory anger management counseling
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Loss of the right to own or possess a weapon
  • Community service

What is a Violent Crime?

There are many criminal offenses that qualify as violent crimes, such as:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault or battery
  • Statutory Rape

Contact a Violent Crimes Lawyer

If you have been charged with a violent crime, it’s imperative that you obtain the legal representation of a truly skilled and experienced Los Angeles violent crimes attorney. Violent crimes warrant very serious charges that can easily land you in jail or prison. For cases of this magnitude, why put your future in the hands of a novice attorney? At Goldstein Law Offices, we have over four decades of experience in criminal defense law, and have defended clients against all different types of violent crimes charges. Regardless of the crime involved, we always do our best to build the strongest cases possible, and are not afraid to stand up to powerful prosecutors looking to put our clients behind bars.

Our law firm will aggressively fight your charges and utilize our experience, knowledge, and insight of the law to help you avoid a conviction. To schedule a meeting to discuss your case, please call our office for a free consultation.