Federal Violent Crimes
Washington D.C. Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Violent crimes are behaviors against others and their property that are intentional attempts to harm, threats against, or actual infliction of harm. The seriousness of the crime is determined by the injuries sustained by the victim, whether guns or other weapons were used, and if the offender has previous convictions. Being charged with a violent offense by a federal law enforcement agency is serious business which can result in the most severe penalties possible from a criminal justice system. If you or someone you know is under investigation for or charged with a federal violent crime, you will need a federal criminal defense attorney familiar with the federal system, skilled in trial work, and as dedicated to his clients as federal investigators and prosecutors are to theirs. Washington D.C. federal violent crime attorney Phillip Stackhouse is such a lawyer.
What is a Federal Violent Crime?
Violent crimes are often motivated by hatred and show, at the very least, a complete disregard for the rights and worth of other human beings. The most common federal violent offenses are murder, arson, assault and battery, homicide, terrorism, manslaughter, theft and larceny. However, even if you have been charged with a federal violent crime, you still retain the right to legal counsel and exercising that right is the first step you should take to protect your constitutional rights and to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
About Violent Crimes
The Federal Violent Crimes Act has expanded the types of crimes punishable by the death penalty, including terrorism, the use of weapons of mass destruction, and drive-by shootings. The "three strikes" provision also applies to those convicted of two or more prior federal crimes resulting in mandatory life imprisonment sentences.
Talk to a Washington D.C. Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Don't risk your freedom and your future. If you are facing federal violent crime charges, talk to Washington D.C. federal violent crime defense lawyer Phillip Stackhouse. He provides a free initial consultation for clients throughout the Washington D.C. area.
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