The Department of Justice lists five types of crimes as “violent crimes”. They are as follows:
• Simple Assault
• Aggravated Assault
However, in California, Penal Code Section 667.5 lists the crimes that are deemed to be violent crimes for purposes of punishment. They are as follows:
• Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter
• Forcible Sodomy
• Forcible Oral Copulation
• Lewd Acts on a Child Under 14
• Any Felony Punished by Death or Life Without Parole
• Any Felony that is also coupled with:
• Armed Sexual Assault
• Great Bodily Injury
• Great Bodily Occurring Injury During a Sex Assault
• A Criminal Act that Ends a Pregnancy
• The Personal Use of a Firearm
• The Discharge of a Firearm From a Vehicle (drive by shooting)
• Forced Penetration
• Attempted Murder
• Explosives Charges
• Assault In Order to Commit Mayhem or a Sexual Act
• Continuous Sexual Abuse
• Extortion with a Gang Allegation
• Criminal Threats with a Gang Allegation
• Residential Burglary
• Discharge of a Firearm during a Felony
• Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction
If you or a loved one has been charged with one of these crimes, you need to contact an attorney immediately. Depending on the facts of your case and your criminal history, you could face additional sentence enhancements if convicted of one of the above crimes.
You don’t want this to happen to you. Contact Wallin & Klarich to speak with one of our highly skilled violent crime defense attorneys.
Depending on the facts of your case, your attorney from Wallin & Klarich may be able to get your charges lowered or the case dropped completely.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 and we will get started on your case immediately. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are dedicated to providing our clients with the best defense possible. We will be there when you call.