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Violent Crimes Archives

Don't let the possibility of a deal derail your defense planning

A defense to violent crime charges must be carefully planned. It will take some work to determine what facets of the case deserve focus and which only need a passing review. We know that you might not even know where to get started. We are here to help you go over the case and plan a defense strategy that takes your goals into account.

Know about the different types of homicides charges

The loss of a human life is a serious matter. When there is foul play, negligence, recklessness or similar matters involved, the loss of life might mean that there is a criminal element to the case. In some instances, a homicide case might be opened.

Find your holiday joy and avoid facing violent crime charges

Being charged with a violent crime isn't something that should be high on anyone's holiday wishlist. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which family gatherings might turn into one big argument. It is best to know your boundaries so that you can make the decision about when it is best to leave.

Explore every defense avenue when facing a violent crime charge

Violent crime charges often come with time in prison when a person is convicted. Anyone who is charged with this type of crime has the right to get a defense together against the charges and work to present it during a trial before a jury of peers.

Confessed murderer freed from Arkansas prison

A man who confessed to the Feb. 2001 killing of a transient woman walked out of an Arkansas prison after the first-degree murder charge he was convicted of was dismissed by a Crawford County Circuit Court judge. That dismissal followed a motion that was filed by a special prosecutor from Fort Smith.

Gun violence is a huge problem in this country

Some people wonder why a country that gives its citizens the constitutional right to bear arms would have such strict gun laws. The short answer to this is that there is a need to balance these rights with public safety. For example, a person who commits murder using a gun probably wouldn't be a safe person to give a gun to.

Homicide meaning in the criminal justice system

When most people hear the word homicide, they likely think of some gruesome murder. That isn't the case. From a legal standpoint, homicide encompasses any death that was caused by another person. If you are being investigated for a homicide, there are some specific points you should know.

Violent crime charges mustn't be ignored

Assault and other violent crimes can be very difficult to defend yourself against. These crimes often have evidence that can be complex. In a previous blog post, we discussed the case of the man who was recently convicted of murdering his own child. That is only one example of the types of actions that can fall under the violent crimes category.

Benton County man found guilty of son's murder

A Benton County man was found guilty of murdering his 6-year-old son in November 2015. Many people, including five of the man's other children and step-children, believe this was justice well-served. The death of the 6-year-old stemmed from brutal acts of sodomy including a stick, which eventually led to sepsis from internal injuries. The man's wife is scheduled also for a future trial facing capital murder charges.

Man held on violent crimes alleged at Walmart Supercenter

In Arkansas and all jurisdictions, criminal defense attorneys know that they must work very hard to give the best and most vigorous defense to their clients. In particular, the attorney must research the case thoroughly, and he or she must become intimately familiar with all of the potential ins and outs that may come up in violent crimes cases. The best outcomes in such matters are often enjoyed by those defendants fortunate enough to find an experienced criminal defense attorney who can deftly maneuver the procedural protocols with the greatest of ease.