On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
If you are charged with any violent crime, such as involuntary manslaughter or murder, you need to take the time to think carefully about the consequences you are facing. These charges can come with some serious penalties.
We know that you might be worried and hoping that the charges would just go away. The chances of this happening are very slim. Instead, you need to use the time that you have to come up with a defense strategy that accurately addresses the issues in your case.
The issue with violent crimes is that people might have a prejudice against the defendant from the beginning of the case. This is because many people automatically sympathize with the victim in these cases. This is something that is difficult to overcome, but you shouldn’t just automatically admit defeat.
There are often points in violent crime cases that we can look into. For example, we can review how the evidence in the case was handled and collected. Was there a chance that it was corrupted? We can also look into eyewitness accounts of what happened. Are there are points that can be disputed in these?
If you admit that you committed the crime, you can take time to review affirmative defenses. For example, you could claim that the crime was committed in self-defense or in the heat of passion. These might be appropriate in some cases, but not in others.
We know that you likely have some points that you want to address. We can help you learn about the ways that you might be able to put your side of the story out there.