Violent offenses under state law are punished heavily. For those who have a prior criminal record for murder, voluntary manslaughter, mayhem, several violent sex crimes, or a felony offense involving bodily injury in a robbery, arson, sex offense, kidnapping, carjacking, extortion, or range of other criminal acts, the penalties are enhanced. The California “three strikes law” doubled the prison sentence for any person convicted of another violent felony with two prior violent felony convictions with the risk of a sentence of 25 years to life.
Charged with a violent crime in San Francisco?
Most violent felonies have penalties that include years in state prison. With the right lawyer, your options are improved. If you were sentenced under the “three strikes law,” it might be possible to reduce your sentence or apply for parole. We advise you to contact our firm if this is your situation.
If you are charged with any of the following violent crimes, the quality and experience of your defense lawyer is arguably the most critical factor in the outcome of your case:
- Any felony that involves the use of a firearm
- Attempted murder
- Rape, spousal rape
- Violent sex crimes
- First-degree burglary
Defense attorney for violent crime charges in the Bay Area: Hickey & Chung LLP
Law enforcement is under great pressure to identify the perpetrator of a violent crime. They may focus on a single person they believe is the offender and fail to perform a thorough investigation. Innocent people can be imprisoned if not defended by a talented criminal attorney. If you have been arrested and charged, you can expect to face many challenges, and you are at risk of losing your freedom and facing years in prison without the assistance of a skilled defense lawyer. You have the right to an attorney, but not all lawyers are equal in skill, determination, and ability to craft and present a compelling defense case. Call our firm to discuss your case. Your future may depend on it.
Domestic violence charges
If you are facing charges for an act of domestic violence, you could find yourself in very serious legal trouble. A person may claim you made a threat of violence, were stalking, or other serious offense, and could be exaggerating or falsifying the facts. These cases are highly stressful, as you may be treated as if you are guilty, even if you are entirely innocent. It is not unheard of for a bitter relationship partner to claim to be a victim of domestic violence, either to destroy your reputation or to try to gain custody of your children. Once charged, you have no other option than to enlist the assistance of a defense lawyer to help you fight for justice and truth.
Why choose us?
It is imperative that your lawyer is experienced in criminal court, takes all the time needed to craft your defense, and has the skills to present a compelling case to the jury or negotiate with the prosecutor. We offer our clients some distinct benefits. We have professional resources such as PIs to seek out evidence that could exonerate you in court or lead to a more favorable outcome.
Our team of experts is available and ready to move into immediate action if needed. Our legal team of Brendon Hickey and Naomi Chung has a reputation for excellence and is known for the skills with which they develop and present the case for the defense. Need help? Connect with us to discuss your case.