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Being accused of a violent crime is no joke. The prosecution is going to be building a case against you so that you get punished to the full extent of the law. For some, this means spending the rest of their lives in jail. To defend against your charges, get skilled legal representation from our St. Paul attorneys at Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC.
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When people think of violent crimes, they think of murder and abuse. However, there are many types of crimes that are classified as violent crimes.
Some of the most common violent crimes include:
- Murder: If an individual plans to kill someone, it is murder. If convicted, the jury truly believes that the defendant intended to hurt someone either by force or deception. Murder has to be premeditated. Murder is considered a Class A felony, though it can sometimes be more or less severe, depending on the final sentencing.
- Felony murder: A felony murder is committed when a person kills someone else while committing another crime, such as robbery or burglary.
- Criminally negligent homicide: Criminally negligent homicide charges can be brought when an individual does something that endangers the lives of others, but they continue to do it regardless. Texting and driving is a common negligent homicide. Though the lowest, this is still considered a Class A felony.
- Manslaughter: Manslaughter is often done in the heat of the moment. For instance, killing someone with a gun without having previously planned on taking such action or causing such a result. Car accidents that lead to the end of life are often classified as manslaughter. Emotional disturbances can also be penalized under this classification. Depending on the circumstances, some manslaughter offenses are considered Class B, while others are Class C felonies. Typically, a conviction will result in a prison sentence, but the amount of time served will depend on the Class and the skill of the defense lawyer.
- Assault: Assault charges can be slightly complicated. Even if a person doesn’t hurt someone in a fight, just scaring them may be enough to get arrested. The most common type of behavior that results in assault charges is fighting. The punishment will depend on the crime and the harm caused.
- Domestic violence: Domestic violence includes many things, including verbal arguments and threats, harassment, and force. Most prosecutors try to punish domestic violence to the full extent of the law to protect the victims.
- Robbery: Taking someone else’s property without consent and with the use or threatened use of force is considered a violent crime. Unfortunately, many people carry guns when they go to rob a person or place, and the charge can be even worse. There are times when death occurs, making the crime a felony murder.
- Kidnapping: Taking someone by force and keeping them away from their family and home is a violent crime. It doesn’t matter who was kidnapped or what was done to them (such as sexually assaulting them), kidnapping is taken very seriously.
- Sexual assault with a firearm: Any form of sexual assault is bad, but bringing a gun into the equation, can make the charges worse. If death occurs, the alleged actor could also be charged with felony murder.
If you have been accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney who will build a solid defense strategy to fight the allegations and seek to avoid the maximum penalties. As soon as you have been arrested, the State works diligently to develop a case against you. They want you to suffer.
Our highly skilled violent crimes lawyers can help with your case. We are here to answer your questions and explain what the charges against you mean. At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, we will seek a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact us at (651) 413-9004 for your legal needs.