Macon Violent Crime Attorneys
Macon-Bibb Defense Lawyers Committed to Defending Your Freedom & Future
Not all defense attorneys are experienced representing clients charged with violent crimes. At Cooper, Barton & Cooper, our Macon violent crime lawyers have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients with honesty, integrity, and excellence. Get in touch with us immediately to get started on your legal defense.
What Are Considered Violent Crimes?
Violent crimes are serious and cause extreme harm or loss of life. These crimes are classified as felonies and carry serious penalties. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as you are investigated or arrested for a violent crime.
There are several charges which are considered violent crimes:
- Assault and battery
- False imprisonment
- Hate crimes
- Gang crimes
Penalties for Conviction
Violent crimes are always serious offenses. If you are convicted, the consequences that will follow you for the rest of your life, even after you get out of prison. Prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions for people charged with violent crimes. If you are arrested or investigated for a violent crime, you should immediately contact an attorney to defend your rights.
The penalties for violent crimes vary depending on the severity of the crime. The most extreme case is a conviction for murder, which is punishable by life in prison or the death sentence. Manslaughter is punishable by 1-20 years in prison, depending on the circumstances.
Simple assault is charged as a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 1 year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, probation, and/or restitution to the victim. In Georgia, simple assault is defined as attempting to physically harm someone or putting someone in a situation where he or she could likely be injured. The charge rises to aggravated assault and incurs harsher penalties if the assault involved a firearm, if the crime is considered domestic violence, if the assault is against a pregnant woman or a public servant, or other scenarios.
Battery, on the other hand, refers to actually making physical contact with someone of an offensive nature. Whereas assault only refers to an attempt to harm someone, battery is charged when the victim is actually harmed or if offensive physical contact was made.
Begin Building a Defense Strategy Now
Our Macon violent crime attorneys will work hard to prepare an effective defense for your case to help you avoid serious penalties. There are a few possible defenses, depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, the police have been known to arrest the wrong person. The allegations could be false or exaggerated. Get in touch with us right away to protect your rights and explore the best defense strategy for your situation.
Contact our offices at (478) 202-7050 today to schedule a free case evaluation. Our team at Cooper, Barton & Cooper has the commitment you need!
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