Violent Crime Defense

Stephen R. Brodsky experienced Los Angeles criminal attorney

Violent crimes can result in very serious convictions and punishment, and require an aggressive defense by an experienced Los Angeles violent crime defense lawyer. The most common violent crimes are simple assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, kidnapping, manslaughter and murder.

The seriousness of a violent crime obviously depends on the severity of the injury or injuries to the alleged victims.

Homicides are the most serious of the violent crimes. Homicide is defined as an act or failure to act which results in the death of another human being.

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Homicide can be charged as an intentional killing such as murder or manslaughter or as a negligent killing such as involuntary manslaughter. Obviously, murder and manslaughter are the most serious homicides, possibly resulting in long prison terms, life imprisonment or, even, a death sentence. Involuntary manslaughter also can result in a long prison sentence.

Assault with a deadly weapon, serious spousal abuse, carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, sex crimes such as rape and child molestation and child abuse can result in long prison sentences, depending on a number of factors such as the seriousness of the injuries to the victims, whether or not guns or other weapons were used, and whether or not the alleged perpetrator has a criminal record.

If you are charged with a violent crime in Los Angeles, you must immediately retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a lot of trial experience with defending violent crimes.

An experienced Los Angeles criminal attorney will almost always immediately conduct an investigation using the services of an experienced professional investigator. Getting to potentially important defense witnesses before police or District Attorney investigators will almost always make or break your defense.

Witnesses have a way of being intimidated by police and DA investigators to side with the prosecution. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to get statements from these witnesses before they are corrupted by the other side.

A good investigation can more often than not result in finding a key alibi witness, or establishing that a potential eyewitness identification has fatal weaknesses, or that you acted in self-defense.

With a good investigation, your Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can prepare your case for trial from a position of strength and confidence rather than weakness and uncertainty.

Your freedom and record are too important to entrust to an inexperienced attorney. I am one of Los Angeles’s most experienced criminal defense attorneys.

With over 20 years of experience, devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal law; I (Stephen Brodsky, Attorney at Law) have successfully defended hundreds of people in all areas of criminal law.