Crimes of violence generally include those criminal offenses which involve force or the threat of force. According to the FBI, violent crimes generally fall into these categories:
- Forcible Rape
- Aggravated Assault
Today, however, violent crimes may also include a number of other crimes of force such as:
- Gang Violence
- Aggravated Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Vehicular Assault
Different states define violent crimes in different ways. Federal statutes define a “crime of violence” as follows:
(a) an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or (b) any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense. 18 U.S.C. § 16.
The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick represents individuals accused of both state and federal crimes of violence. If you or somebody you know has been charged with a violent crime, please contact us immediately. The earlier you prepare your defense, the more likely you are to deal with your case effectively and favorably. Contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick for a confidential, free case evaluation or make an appointment by calling 1-866-337-2900 or by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org.