Tampa Attorney Marc A. Joseph Represents People Charged with Violent Crimes
With his extensive experience and track record of success as a criminal defense attorney, Marc A. Joseph has handled all types of violent crime cases in the Tampa area, including the following:
Domestic Violence: Domestic violence, which is generally violence between members of a household, has a unique place in Florida law. The issues often overlap with family law, especially where children are concerned. And unlike most other crimes, a person arrested on domestic violence charges may have to remain in jail until he or she has a hearing before a judge.
Battery: A person facing battery charges could be facing a huge range of punishments. You could be facing years of prison for aggravated battery, which is charged when the victim is very seriously injured. And even for simple battery, which can be charged for something as minor as a touch, the difference in penalties is enormous depending on whether you are a repeat offender. Under Florida law, a first-time battery is a misdemeanor, but if the person has a prior battery, their conviction is for a third degree felony punishable with up to five years of prison time.
Assault/Aggravated Assault: Assault generally means making a threat of harm to another person, by either actions or words, and the victim must be in actual fear of the threat. The factual circumstances will vary greatly for assault claims. And if the charges are for aggravated assault, where the assault is done with a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a crime, it is punishable as a third degree felony instead of a misdemeanor.
Attempted Murder: Attempted murder is the crime of taking a step toward killing another person, with the actual intent to kill. Since the step taken toward killing can range from stalking, to use of a weapon, to hiring a hit person, attempted murder cases are often decided over whether the defendant actually had the intent to kill. The punishment can be up to fifteen years in prison for second degree attempted murder and lifetime imprisonment for first degree.
With the huge range of potential charges and punishments for violent crimes, persons facing these charges need an excellent Tampa violent crimes attorney. Marc A. Joseph fits the bill, with years of experience handling criminal cases in the Tampa area courts and a track record of proven success. You need a top-notch attorney to go up against a zealous prosecutor, and Mr. Joseph can be that attorney for you on your violent crime charges.