Violent Crimes

Violent crimes carry serious consequences, whether they be murder, serious assaults or injuring others with firearms. A conviction for murder, for example, carries a 30-years minimum term of incarceration. Other serious violent crimes can carry mandatory periods of incarceration, known as parole disqualifiers. Under a very harsh law known as the “No Early Release Act,” you may be required to serve 85 percent of any sentence of imprisonment for violent crimes before release. A person facing a serious violent crime charge needs to have competent counsel in navigating through these charges.