Charged with a Violent Crime?

Violent Crime Attorney in Fort Myers

Violent crimes can include a number of different offenses, and the penalties for conviction of these crimes can be extremely harsh. A violent crime is defined as an activity against another person or property that intentionally threatens, inflicts, or attempts to inflict physical harm or damage. In addition to extensive prison sentences for conviction, you could face a loss of your rights to own or possess a firearm as well as incur a permanent criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. It is vitally important that you seek the skilled legal assistance of a Fort Myers criminal defense lawyer in your case in order to combat the allegations made against you.

Types of Violent Crimes

There are many different crimes that can be committed that will be treated and charged as a violent crime. The penalties for conviction will vary depending on the severity of the crime, previous convictions and other various circumstances surrounding your arrest. The following are a few of the common types of violent crimes that can be committed:

  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Child abuse

Attorney Edwards is one of the very few lawyers in the state of Florida that have successfully defended against a murder charge and had the charges dropped on the "stand your ground" law. As former prosecutors, our experience on both sides of the courtroom is an advantage that we are able to offer to our clients that few other law firms can match.

How a Fort Myers Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

If you are facing a violent crime charge then you could face extremely harsh penalties for conviction of this crime. Our firm understands the courtroom and the trial procedure. We know how to fight aggressively for our client's rights, goals and desires. If you choose to work with us then we can answer your questions, discuss your options, advise you of the best action for you to take, and provide you with skillful representation throughout the duration of your case.

Contact Brian L. Edwards, Esq. today for the hard-hitting defense you need and deserve.