Consequences of Being Labeled a Violent Criminal Offender
Violent crimes generally involve bodily injury or the threat of bodily injury to another person. Violent criminal convictions often result in the harshest punishment that the legal system is able to hand out. In addition to this, violent offenders face an uphill battle in society at large, as friends and family may look down on them and many employers will refuse to hire them. Because of the potential consequences you may be facing if convicted, it is a good idea to immediately retain the services of Connecticut criminal defense lawyers who are well-prepared, have an in-depth knowledge of the law and legal system, and are ready to aggressively fight your charges. You need The Sills Law Firm. We have offices conveniently located in: Hartford, Waterbury, and Westport, so contact us today.
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If you’re like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “crime” is violent crimes: assault, battery, armed robbery, domestic violence, murder, or attempted murder. These crimes are felonies, which carry serious consequences. At the very least, violent criminals are subject to heavy fines. Most convicted of serious violent crimes receive extended prison sentences and, in some U.S. states, the most violent criminal offenders accused of particularly heinous murders are eligible for the death penalty. Although Connecticut is not a death penalty state, the consequences for a violent crime conviction are serious and carry lasting implications for your future.
Connecticut law enforcement does everything it can to ensure violent predators get locked up. If you have been charged with a serious crime, you may be seen as good as guilty by the world. But not by us. As Connecticut violent crime attorneys, we understand you are not a felon– you are a person worthy of being heard, and worthy of a strong defense to protect your legal rights. We use our extensive skill and experience in criminal defense to investigate the facts of your case to strategize a solid defense that will hold up in or out of court.
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Common Penalties for Violent Crime Convictions
Violent criminals are subject to the harshest criminal penalties in Connecticut, to deter potential offenders from committing these crimes. Penalties for violent crimes vary depending on the nature and circumstances of what happened, but these felonies are generally punishable by:
- Prison: This is a common sentence for those convicted of violent felony crimes that left victims injured or dead. Felonies are typically punishable by at least one year of hard time, but the most vicious violent crimes can leave you in prison for the rest of your life without the possibility for parole. In Connecticut, murder is subject to at least a 25-year prison sentence.
- Fines: Those convicted of violent crimes often have to pay hefty fines, depending on the level of felony committed.
- Restitution: In addition to any fines, violent criminals may also be required to pay their victim to compensate them for their medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Restitution also may include paying the court costs of prosecution.
- Probation: Some first-time offenders or those who commit less serious felony offenses might be given a suspended prison sentence, or simply probation. Usually, probation is for at least one year, and during this time the person must regularly report to their probation officer, not commit any further crimes, pay all fines/or restitution, and meet any other conditions the court imposes.
Experienced Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorneys at Your Side
Our legal team has represented numerous clients charged with violent crimes. We understand that every case is different and that, just because you have been charged does not mean you are guilty. Our priority is to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case, including witness statements, police reports, medical reports, crime scene reconstructions, and anything else that is able to strengthen your defense. There are a variety of common defenses used during violent criminal cases, and we will explore all of them, including the possibility that self-defense was being used.
Our firm has experience in handling the following kinds of violent crimes:
The Sills Law Firm Fights for the Positive Outcome You Need
Our Connecticut violent crime lawyers will do everything in our power to prevent you from being labeled as a violent offender. This includes listening to your version of events, investigating every detail of the matter, and even working with the victim’s advocate. Simply put, our firm gives you the best chance of ending up with the positive outcome you need to avoid jail, a criminal record, and other penalties.
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