Being accused of a committing a violent crime is a serious matter, and you should do everything you can to avoid conviction. A Vigo County violent crime lawyer can help you defend your case in court.
The impact a violent crime conviction can have on your life is undeniable. Not only could you lose out on career, education, and housing opportunities, but you could also wind up losing your children and the rest of your family. After all, who wants to be associated with someone with a propensity toward violence?
The attorneys at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm understand the severity of your charges, and we are prepared to defend your case. Whether we can offer an explanation for the events that transpired on the day of your arrest, or plead your innocence in court, having a highly trained attorney will be critical to the success of your case.
Types of Violent Crimes
There are many different types of crimes that can be considered violent in Vigo County. We describe some of the most commonly seen violent crime charges below:
- Aggravated Assault – This occurs when one person intentionally causes physical bodily harm to another, threatens to cause such harm, or uses a deadly weapon while committing a crime.
- Assault – If you are charged with assault, you’re being accused of causing or threatening to cause physical harm to another. You can also be charged with assault if you touch someone in a way that makes they feel uncomfortable in any way.
- Sexual Assault – Similar to an assault charge, sexual assault refers to engaging in sex acts with someone without their consent.
- Disorderly Conduct – A disorderly conduct charge will be issued in cases where you’ve disturbed the peace in some way, such as firing a gun or fighting in public.
- Kidnapping – If you hold anyone against their will, you can be charged with kidnapping. This includes stealing a vehicle that happens to have a passenger inside.
- Deadly Conduct – You’ll be facing a deadly conduct charge if, at any point, you put another person’s life in jeopardy.
- Manslaughter – Being charged with manslaughter means that you’ve caused the death of another person. The key point of a manslaughter charge is that you were acting recklessly, but you weren’t intending to harm anyone.
- Murder – Murder is possibly the most serious violent crime you can be charged with. A murder charge will be issued when you are accused of knowingly and intentionally killing another person. An example could be if you were plotting their death for some time, or if you killed them while committing another crime.
A violent crime charge comes with severe consequences, and if you’re convicted, your life will be permanently changed for the worse. You might be able to avoid conviction or have your charges reduced when you work with an experienced violent crime attorney in Vigo County.
How We’ll Defend Your Case
Fortunately, the U.S. court system follows the presumption that you are innocent until proven guilty, and we’re prepared with a number of different defenses, depending on the type of crime you were charged with.
We might be able to use a self-defense strategy if you were defending yourself or someone else from being harmed and hurt the perpetrator in the process. Or, we could argue that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, and therefore your judgement was skewed.
In the event that there is no doubt you were violent with another person, your best option could even be to enter into a plea agreement with the prosecutor so you can serve less time than you would if you’re convicted by a jury.
Your attorney will need to examine the circumstances of the incident you were involved in, as well as any evidence against you, to determine which defensive strategy will yield the most favorable outcome in your case.
Get in Touch with a Vigo County Violent Crime Lawyer
When you want to do everything you can to avoid being convicted of a violent crime charge, or if you’d like to discuss the details of your case, you can schedule an initial consultation with a qualified Vigo County violent crime lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm when you call our office at 1-812-232-7400, or you can make use of the online contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.