What is a violent crime?
Violent crimes are criminal acts that involve the use or threat of violence. In most cases, violence is used as a means to an end, especially during crimes such as rape and robbery. During the commission of a violent crime, the offender may or may not use a weapon. If the offender uses a weapon while committing a violent crime, the offense will usually be classified as felony.
Frequently Committed Violent Crimes
In Washington State, commonly committed violent crimes include: robbery, armed robbery, assault, battery, murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, gang crimes, kidnapping, arson, domestic violence, stalking, hate crimes, carjacking, sexual assault, and terrorist threats.
Washington State Violent Crime Legal Penalties
Once a person is convicted a violent crime, he/she may be punished with:
- Imprisonment, jail time
- large fines
- community service
- court-ordered anger management classes
If the defendant has a prior criminal offense on his/her record, or if the defendant used a weapon while committing the crime, he/she may be subject to enhanced criminal charges and sentencing if convicted. Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney who has the legal background and knowledge it takes to successfully defend them.
Hiring an Experienced Violent Crimes Attorney
Kannin Law Firm P.S. is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients throughout Washington State contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for years. Our skilled attorneys have many years of collective court room experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients’ cases. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.
Serving all of Washington State
For our clients’ convenience, we are in the vicinity of courthouses in Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Redmond, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Tukwila, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Newcastle, Redmond, Everett, Bremerton, and Factoria. We represent clients from King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties, as well as all areas of Washington State. We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have been charged with a violent crime, call Kannin Law Firm P.S. at 206.574.0202. We can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and best options.