Violent crimes seem to be on the rise, especially in the wake of racially charged instances in some of the country’s largest cities. Of course one of the biggest cases was right here at home, with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Since that time there have been incidents in Missouri and Maryland just to name a few. Being charged with a violent crime is a serious matter and deserves a serious defense. Having an assault and battery or a weapons conviction on your record significantly hampers your ability to do certain things in the future. Most notably you may be prevented from applying for certain licenses, or jobs.
Some suggestions to reduce violent crime include the following three things:
- Educate people about the dangers of guns and proper gun safety.
- Implement laws that make sense and address the problems associated with weapons.
- Improve access to and the quality of mental health care.
Weapons charges are usually an increased charge to a more minor assault and battery case. Both an assault and a battery charge are misdemeanors, but when a gun or other weapon is involved that classification changes. The range of punishment is much greater when a misdemeanor is upgraded to a felony, and it becomes vital to aggressively defend the charges to maintain your freedom. We have experience defending all sorts of criminal charges and can help you reach a solution that meets your needs.
If you have been charged with an assault and battery or a weapons related charge, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. We offer aggressive representation for criminal charges. Call us today to schedule an appointment.