Violent Crimes Representing Clients in the North Metro Area

Gwinnett County Violent Crime Defense Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Violent Crime Charges in Georgia

Ensuring that you have competent and committed legal representation is paramount in any violent crime investigation or charges. The potential for serious penalties is great and your only route to fighting back is with the help of an effective violent crimes defense lawyer.

At Houston Washburn Law, our firm offers representation that has been proven by recognition from the National Trial Lawyers and many satisfied clients throughout Gwinnett County and the Metro-Atlanta area. You will always have access to your attorney who will handle your case from start to finish, giving you the legal representation you need at every step in the legal process. Our attorney is well-known throughout the county for his outstanding legal service.

Accused of a violent crime? Talk to our Gwinnett County violent crimes defense attorney at (770) 766-8966 or online about your case before speaking to law enforcement or anyone else first. 

What are Violent Crimes?

Violent crimes are heavily pursued and prosecuted in both state and federal courts. These are crimes that often demonstrate little regard for human life or property. Most violent crimes are charged as felonies carrying lengthy prison terms, hefty fines, restitution to victims, and long probation terms.

As a convicted felon, you will have a permanent criminal record that can lead to the loss of professional licenses, difficulty obtaining employment, housing, or education aid, and immigration consequences for non-citizens. Such a record can follow you long into the future, compromising your reputation, social relationships, and more.

Types of Violent Crimes in Georgia

Violent crime charges in the state of Georgia can include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Hate crimes
  • Gang crimes
  • Rape
  • Terrorist threats
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Murder

What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Georgia?

Penalties will vary depending on the nature of the offense, whether anyone was seriously injured or killed, whether deadly weapons were used, and your prior criminal history, if any. For example, assault and battery are the acts of using or threatening to use force against someone else which may end in injury or contact that is considered offensive. An aggravated crime occurs when a deadly weapon or instrument is used, when it involves a drive-by shooting, or when the intention is to rob, rape, or murder. Aggravated assault and battery crimes are charged as felonies punishable by one up to 20 years in prison, probation up to 20 years, a fine of up to $100,000, and restitution.

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter, otherwise known as homicide by vehicle, is charged as either first-degree or second-degree. Both are felonies and involve killing someone while driving drunk, recklessly, or while violating some other law, such as hit and run. As a first-degree felony, it is punishable by three up to 15 years in prison. Second-degree occurs when you cause the death of another by disobeying some traffic law, such as running a red light, and generally charged as a misdemeanor carrying up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

Voluntary Manslaughter

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when you kill someone in the heat of the moment due to provocation, such as being threatened by deadly force or some other situation in which the provocation was adequate enough to cause you lose self-control. This type of manslaughter is charged as a felony punishable by one up to 20 years in prison. Involuntary manslaughter occurs through criminal negligence or when another person is killed when you are in the midst of committing another crime. It is also a felony punishable by one up to 10 years in prison.

Contact Our Violent Crimes Attorney in Gwinnett County Today

Violent crimes are serious legal matters that call for serious legal representation. Both state and federal law enforcement agencies may be involved in investigating and bringing charges against you. Prosecutors will be aggressive and intent on gaining a conviction. The quality of your representation in such a matter is critical. We urge you to rely on Houston Washburn Law for effective and dedicated legal help in such an ordeal.

Reach out to our firm at (770) 766-8966 as soon as possible if you are being investigated or charged with a violent crime.

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  • Probation Gwinnett County Probation Revocation (2023)
  • Dismissed. Immigration hold was lifted. Aggravated Assault
  • Charge Dismissed, Reduced to Misdemeanor Terroristic Threatening
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass Aggravated Assault & Criminal Damage to Property
  • Dismissed/Reduced to Misdemeanor False Imprisonment & Battery
  • Dismissal of All Counts 3 Counts of Sexual Battery and Simple Battery

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