Some of the most serious penalties, including mandatory incarceration, are required for a first-time conviction for many of these types of offenses. This is due to the nature of the offense and the accompanying allegations that the prosecution typically tries to pursue simply because of the types of allegations that they filed. All too often, it is circular logic. When the prosecution files these serious charges against you, it’s not unusual for the prosecution to also try to pursue formal allegations of “dangerousness” against you or try to establish that it was a “crime of violence.” In such cases, prison is mandatory for a convicted first-time offender. A skilled lawyer with the right experience is necessary to have a formidable defense. Further, not all crimes labeled as violent are actually violent. Not all crimes labeled as dangerous are actually dangerous. Just because you are accused of committing an act of violence or a dangerous act, this does not mean that a violent or dangerous act genuinely occurred.
Intent to Harm
It may also surprise you to learn that Assault can be charged when nobody is injured or even touched. If somebody did get hurt, Assault can still be charged even if it was an accident and there was no intent to hurt or to injure anybody. You can see how a situation can get blown out of proportion or flat out made up. At Garcia Law, we will dissect the apparent evidence as well as what actually happened in order to get you the best possible outcome. Common offenses that can fall under the umbrella of violent offenses or crimes against others are as follows: