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Newport Beach Violent Crimes Attorney
Have you been arrested, charged, or under investigation for a violent crime in Newport Beach? Retaining the right Newport Beach violent crimes attorney may be one of the most important decisions you make. Our office prides itself in offering experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation on behalf of our adult and juvenile clients. We understand that every client has a different background and a different set of circumstances and tailor our representation in achieving the best possible outcome.
California Violent Crimes Overview
California has a history of having some of the toughest sentencing laws in the United States. Specifically, felony sentencing is a complicated area of the law that most attorneys do not understand. An inexperienced attorney undertaking a complex case may be doing a disservice to their clients by exposing them to a greater punishment than necessary.
Violent crimes are those that typically involve a victim that suffered some sort of physical harm. Both judges and prosecutors treat violent crimes extremely seriously. Some violent offenses are characterized as “strike” offenses that carry significant repercussions. Strikes are divided into two categories: a violent felony or a serious felony. The type of strike is dependent on several aggravating circumstances. Who prosecutors label as a “career offender,” a person who obtains three strikes can face a 25-to-life sentence for their third strike offense.
Irrespective of the crime being a strike offense, the prosecutor’s threat of prison is largely dependent on your prior criminal background in addition to the level of injury the purported victim received. If there are mitigating circumstances present, our office will ensure that we will do everything possible to avoid any state prison sentence if you stand convicted.
Defending Against Violent Crime Charges in Newport Beach
The district attorney’s office is typically the prosecuting agency for a violent offense. The government holds unlimited resources at its disposal ensuring that the accused defendant will later stand convicted. Consequently, it is imperative to retain a violent crimes lawyer in Newport Beach who has the dedication and resources to ensure that you aggressively defend the government’s case. Our typical evaluation of the case consists of evaluating all arrest reports, obtaining your side of the story, investigating and questioning eyewitnesses, and retrieving evidence of our own. Our office historically handles the following violent crimes:
- Arson – Penal Code 451 PC
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon Upon Peace Officer – Penal Code 245(c) PC
- Battery – Penal Code 242
- Robbery – Penal Code 211 PC
- Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury – PC 245(a)(4)
- Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter
- Domestic Violence
- Criminal Threats – Penal Code 422(a) PC
- Resisting Arrest – Penal Code 148(a)(1) PC
Contact a Newport Beach Violent Crimes Attorney
If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a violent crime, then it is critical you speak with an experienced Newport Beach criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Early retention of an experienced and reputable attorney can assist in deflecting the case at its inception and ensure that it never reaches the inside of a courtroom. Attorney John D. Rogers has extensive experience representing clients accused at the state and federal levels. We have represented clients accused of first-degree murder, rape, manslaughter, resisting arrest, and all forms of domestic violence. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers today to schedule a free confidential consultation concerning your rights and defenses.