Oakland Violent Crime Lawyer
Tenaciously Defending Your Rights – (510) 953-5551
Violent crimes such as assault and battery, weapons charges, or any type of criminal homicide are among some of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. Since even the implication of these types of offenses can easily cause a defendant to be seen as dangerous in the eyes of the prosecution, judge, and jury, charges of this nature are often aggressively prosecuted and require the trained eye of a powerful attorney in order to be successfully defended.
At the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves, our team of Oakland violent crime attorneys is prepared to work tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom both inside and outside of the courtroom. You have rights as a criminal defendant and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you to ensure your wellbeing is protected during this time.
Why choose our team of advocates? Consider the following:
- More than 20 years of collective experience
- Overwhelming support from past clients
- Invaluable experience as a former prosecutor
- Trial-tested, award-winning advocacy
Find out more about how we can defend you by contacting our firm online today.
Powerful Defense for a Variety of Violent Crimes
Any crime which involves the use or threat of force against another person can be considered a violent crime. These crimes can either involve violence as the primary objective, such as murder, as well as acts in which violence is a means to an end. Depending on the act in question, certain violent crime charges can expose a defendant to the possibility of life imprisonment as well as expensive fines.
Regardless, a conviction of any type of violent crime can inflict permanent damage to a person’s reputation and cause them to lose certain rights, such as the right to own a firearm or apply for certain professional licenses.
Our attorneys are equipped to handle all types of violent crime cases, including:
- Assault: You can be charged with assault if you attempted to inflict injury on someone else. Even if no injuries happened, you can stil be charged with simple assault, which is typically a misdemeanor.
- Battery: Battery is usually charged when you use unlawful force or contact against another person, causing pain or injury. Battery can come in all forms, including simple battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery, battery with a weapon, etc.
- Domestic violence: Acts such as stalking, harassment, assault, battery, and damaging property of a spouse, dating partner, or household member can be classified as domestic violence.
- Kidnapping: When you hold someone against their will by force or using fear, this is considered kidnapping. Most kidnapping charges also require that you move the alleged victim a substantial distance.
- Murder/manslaughter: Taking the life of another human being is considered one of the most serious of crimes. Murder a nd manslaughter are punished heavily by the courts.
- Weapons crimes: Crimes that involve the use of a deadly weapon can be considered a misdemeanor or felony, depending on how you used the weapon, the type of instrument, and whether any serious injuries resulted.
Personalized, Aggressive, and Effective Counsel
When your future is hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to leave the outcome of your case to chance. At the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves, we truly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure you receive a fair trial. With savvy criminal defense strategies and a strategic approach to handling your case, we can contest the evidence against you and give you a fighting chance against the prosecution’s claims.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Schedule your free case review online today to discover your defense options.