Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes Attorneys in Modesto, CA 

Defending Those Who Are Facing Violent Crime Charges in California 

Violent crimes are among the most serious of all offenses that you can face. These are crimes in which violence or the threat of violence is used against victims. When they involve a deadly weapon, they are even more serious under California law. Law enforcement aggressively pursues such crimes and may have special task forces whose job is to identify and bring charges against those whom they believe to have committed such crimes. On a federal level, violent crimes may be investigated by such agencies as the FBI, who can spend as much time and expense as they need to gather evidence that can stand up in court against defendants.

The team at Forkner Orlando & Echevarria is here to provide the support and representation you need in defending yourself against violent crime charges. Whether your case involves an aggravated assault or something more serious, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to conduct our own investigation into charges and devise a defense strategy based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Whether that involves a negotiated plea deal or trial by jury in court, our Modesto violent crimes lawyers know what to do and how to do it in seeking the best possible outcome. 

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What is Considered a Violent Crime in California?

Violent crimes can include the following:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Forcible rape
  • Lewd acts on a child under the age of 14
  • Mayhem
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Attempted murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Extortion

Most violent crimes are charged as felonies that involve prison terms, fines, and lengthy probation. Convictions can count as strikes in California’s three-strikes law. Convictions at the federal level can involve prison terms based on federal sentencing guidelines as well as fines and probation. 

An example of a violent crime of voluntary manslaughter involves killing someone in the heat of the moment, which is punishable by three, six, or 11 years in state prison. By contrast, murder can be charged as first-degree or second-degree murder that involves “malice aforethought” or premeditation. First-degree murder carries 25 years up to life in prison. Second-degree murder is the type that does not involve premeditation and is punishable by a prison sentence of 15 years to life. 

Contact Our Violent Crimes Lawyer Today

When facing criminal charges as serious as those of a violent crime, you will want a proven trial lawyer who understands the law, the criminal justice system, and how to thoroughly defend you in these grave circumstances. Our firm is led by an attorney who has achieved the elite status of Certified Criminal Law Specialist, which means he is at the top of his profession. Work with our legal expert, who can serve you with the most advanced legal understanding and skills. Our Modesto, CA, violent crimes attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way and work aggressively to help you secure an optimum result. 

Contact Forkner Orlando & Echevarria today to get started on your defense with our violent crimes attorneys in Modesto, CA.