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West Palm Beach Violent Crime & Major Felony Lawyer

A violent crime is any felony that involves harming or threatening harm to another. Whether you have experience in the criminal justice system or not, you surely understand the gravity of being charged with such an offense, many of which carry lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Other major felonies, including drug possession, drug trafficking, and child pornography are crimes that may not cause physical harm to another, but are penalized just as heavily. If you were arrested for a violent crime or major felony, a laundry list of emotions are probably running through your head: fear, despair, guilt, anger, incredulity, doom. The important thing to understand is that help is just a phone call away. Before you speak to police, before you say anything to investigators, and before you take any other action, you need to contact a West Palm Beach violent crime & major felony lawyer with Haber | Blank LLP.

Defense Against Violent Crime Offenses

Whether you were using self-defense, the other party initiated the conflict, or you are being confused with another person entirely and were not even involved in the incident, it is crucial to understand the gravity of your situation. Police and prosecutors arrested and charged you for a reason, and that reason is that they believe that you are guilty, or at least that they can convince a judge or jury that you are. Knowing that, your options are to take a plea deal or to fight the accusations in trial. In either scenario, our lawyers are prepared to defend you in all of the following violent crime cases:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Arson
  • Manslaughter
  • Homicide
  • Weapons charges

Major Felonies That Do Not Involve Violence

Some of the most serious felonies do not involve any violence at all. Florida penalizes all drug and weapons offenses harshly. Some drug trafficking offenses are capital felonies that can result in life behind bars, while other types of major crimes, such as stalking, racketeering, and child pornography, can also be tried as major felonies. We represent clients in all of the following types of criminal cases:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug possession
  • Nonviolent firearm offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Stalking
  • Embezzlement
  • Racketeering
  • Insurance fraud
  • Bribery
  • Prostitution
  • Tax crimes

Call a West Palm Beach Violent Crimes and Major Felonies Lawyer Today

A third degree felony, which is the least serious type of felony, carries a potential five year prison sentence. It only gets worse from there, with second degree and first degree felonies carrying up to 15 and 30 year sentences, respectively. While the maximum sentencing guidelines are rarely followed, the reality is that defendants are usually charged with multiple offenses, which allow prosecutors to drastically rack up the potential jail or prison sentence. If you were arrested for any type of major offense, we can help you beat the charges or have the crimes reduced in severity. Call the West Palm Beach violent crimes and major felony lawyer at Haber | Blank LLP today at 954-767-0300 to schedule a free consultation.