Violent crimes are often some of the worst charges a person can face. This category of crimes includes serious offenses such as:
- Home invasions
"Assault" is defined as causing physical pain or injury to another person without any legal excuse. "Robbery" is the taking of property by force from another person.
In response to a certain well publicized crime in Connecticut a home invasion statute was passed that carries a 10 year mandatory minimum jail sentence. This means that if an act of violence is committed in the course of a residential burglary (entering the home) and the person is convicted there is no way to avoid a minimum sentence of 10 years. There are also enhanced penalties for crimes of violence against people over the age of 60 or if a weapon was used.
Murder and manslaughter involve the taking of another person's life and subject the accused to potential penalties of life in prison.
Proven Defense From a Fairfield County Criminal Lawyer
Violent crimes are often the most vigorously prosecuted crimes in Connecticut. People accused of these crimes have to fight the state to defend the ever expanding rights of victims to be heard by the court. Victims of violent crimes in Connecticut have constitutional rights and those rights can often seem to be better protected than those of the accused. We make sure that doesn't happen to you and can fight tirelessly to protect your rights after wrongful charges of a violent crime. Call us today!