Crimes involving violence – i.e., involving physical force, injury, or the use of a weapon are categorized as “violent crimes.” If convicted, one is usually required to serve a mandatory state prison sentence. Since violent crimes are often against a person / victim, prosecutors and law enforcement treat these charges extremely seriously.
Violent crime accusations must be treated at the earliest possible stage. The longer one waits the more difficult it becomes to defend the charges. Nearly all violent crimes are “strike” offenses which means if convicted, one will have a strike against them for life. To prevent substantial consequences that follow with a violent felony, one should retain a defense attorney immediately.
Furthermore, any allegation that someone uses a firearm in the commission of a violent felony or the crime occurred in connection with a criminal street gang, the consequences increase adding an addition 5 to 10 year prison sentence.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney John Rogers has extensive experience representing clients accused of various violent offenses. Additionally, Mr. Rogers has a successful record in obtaining dismissals or acquittals and stands ready to file all the proper motions and conduct an extensive investigation on behalf of each of his clients.
Mr. Rogers begins his representation by obtaining all the evidence in the case and going over it with each client in preparation of a defense. In addition, Mr. Rogers coordinates with defense investigators to further investigate the validity of witness statements and photographs crime scenes. In the event there is police misconduct, Mr. Rogers will file a motion to obtain an order to review all the complaints alleged against a police officer in an effort to discredit their testimony at any court hearing. Mr. Rogers strives to minimize the negative impact for each client while aggressively pursuing to obtain a full dismissal. Contact Mr. Rogers now, early defense representation is critical.
Representing those Accused of:
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault with Deadly Weapon on Peace Officer
- Attempted Murder
- Battery on Police Officer
- Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury
- Bribery of a Witness
- Criminal Threat
- Elder Abuse
- False Imprisonment
- Hate Crimes
- Kidnapping During Commission of Carjacking
- Resisting an Executive Officer
- Resisting Arrest
Employing a Defense Investigator
A majority of violent crimes cases require the use of a private investigator to conduct a defense investigation to question witnesses, examine the physical evidence, photograph crime scenes, record interviews of witnesses, as well as investigate for exculpatory evidence. Mr. Rogers has access to highly reputable investigators to work on behalf of his clients in preparation for a defense against the charges.
Employing Defense Expert Witnesses
There are a number of reasons to employ defense experts. For instance, if you were mistakenly identified as the suspect, an eye-witness identification or memory expert can testify on your behalf to the numerous reasons why the witnesses identified you versus the actual culprit. Factors include: poor lighting, cross-racial identification, or memory loss from such a traumatic event. The Law Offices of John D. Rogers has access to numerous experts qualified in specific fields to assist in your defense to defeat the charges against you. Common experts employed to defend violent charges are:
- DNA Experts
- Cell Phone / GPS Tracking Experts
- Eyewitness / Memory Experts
- Gunshot Residue (GSR) Experts
- Experts in Pathology
- Blood Pattern / Splatter Experts
- Handwriting Analysis Experts
- Finger Print Experts
- Audio / Video Experts
- Crime Scene Reconstruction Experts
Free Los Angeles Violent Crimes Attorney Consultation
If you or a loved one has been accused, charged, or is under investigation for a violent crime, contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney John Rogers at the Law Offices of John D. Rogers immediately. Mr. Rogers is located at 1801 Century Park East, 24th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and is available 7 days a week. Call 877-888-9820 now for a free confidential consultation of your rights and defenses.