Violent Crimes

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Being Charged of a Violent Crime

Violent Crime Defined

Pursuant to 18 US Code Section 924(c), a “crime of violence” means an offense that is a felony and:
(a) has an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another; or
(b) that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.

Examples of Violent Crimes
A violent crime may include the following:

  • Assault or aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Arson
  • Armed robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic violence
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Battery kidnapping

How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help

Under California Penal Code Section 667.5(c), there is a mandate for longer prison sentences and greater punishment for those who commit a felony and have been previously convicted of one or more serious and/or violent felony offenses.

Considering what’s at stake, it is important that you get the best criminal defense available. Koohanim Law Firm has successfully defended numerous clients that have been charged with violent felonies. Our attorneys are experienced in both California and Federal courts and we will work diligently to help you throughout the legal process.