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Facing criminal charges for a violent crime in Miami? This is often an extremely serious situation to be in. Many violent crimes are felony offenses, punishable by imprisonment in state prison as well as heavy fines. Florida prosecutors will fight tooth and nail to secure a conviction against a defendant facing charges of murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault, or similar offenses. Federal agencies may even become involved in the offense is classified as a hate crime or involves crossed state lines.
As an experienced violent crime attorney in Miami, Michael Mirer offers aggressive legal representation and dedicated client service to defendants throughout Miami and the surrounding areas in the greater South Florida area who have been accused of or arrested for violent crimes.
What is a Violent Crime?
A violent crime is typically a criminal offense that is violent in nature. It may involve the use of a weapon, physical force, threats of injury, or injury itself.
Types of Violent Offenses in Florida:
- 10-20-Life Law
- Battery/Aggravated Battery
- Child Abuse
- Cruelty to Animals
- Domestic Violence
- Firearm Offenses
- Forcible Rape
- Three Strikes Crimes
Miami violent crimes lawyer Michael Mirer handles all types of misdemeanor and felony cases involving violent crimes.
Florida Penalties for Violent Crimes
Many violent crimes are felony offenses, and this means that they may be punishable by a minimum of 1 year in Florida state prison.
Additional Penalties May Include:
- heavy fines
- victim restitution
- community service
- anger management
- drug/alcohol rehabilitation
Specific penalties, as well as the severity of these, will vary greatly depending on the particular offense as well as the defendant's past criminal record and other important issues. An attorney can evaluate your specific charges to determine what penalties you may be at risk of facing.
Representation for Your Criminal Charges
As soon as you are aware that you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, or immediately after you are arrested, it is important to contact a Miami violent crime attorney. You have no time to waste, as you are immediately at risk of facing criminal charges and therefore serious penalties. Even if formal charges have not been filed against you, a lawyer can take action to defend your rights and possibly help you avoid charges in the first place.
With a background as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, Attorney Michael Mirer understands firsthand just how serious these crimes are. He will fight to protect your Constitutional rights through every step of the criminal process and will work tirelessly to secure the best possible case result on your behalf.
Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.today to learn more about your defense options in a FREE consultation.