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Los Angeles Violent Crimes Attorney

When people think about crime, violent crimes are often the first that come to mind. These serious offenses involve physical harm, violence, or threatened violence. In many cases, violent crimes are also categorized as felonies, meaning they carry severe penalties including fines and jail time. If you have been accused of a violent crime, it is essential to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and fight for your best possible outcome. 

At The Law Office of John Goalwin, we understand how overwhelming and frightening it can be to face violent crime charges. We're here to help you. With over 45 years of trial experience and the help of a young staff, our law office brings energy and creativity to every case we take on. Learn how we can make a difference in your case when you schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles firm today.  

Providing the Reliable Support You Deserve

When you're facing violent crime charges, you need a team of experienced attorneys on your side to protect your rights and help you navigate the legal system. The Law Office of John Goalwin has been defending clients for over 45 years, with a proven track record of success.  

You shouldn't feel alone during such a challenging time. Your case won't be just another file to us; you can trust that we're committed to your best outcome.  

We'll help ensure your story is heard, even if English isn't your primary language. Our attorney, fluent in English and Spanish, provides comprehensive legal services to speakers of both languages. Based in Los Angeles, California, we represent clients throughout Torrance, Norwalk, Van Nuys, and Compton. Contact us today to set up a time to discuss your case. 

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Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle

Violent crimes are offenses that involve force or physical harm to another individual. They are some of the most severely penalized crimes, with long-lasting legal consequences that can impact the accused's life significantly. The broad category of violent crimes encapsulates a range of offenses, including but not limited to: 

Murder and Manslaughter

In California, the penalties for crimes like attempted murder, murder, and manslaughter are quite severe due to the serious nature of these offenses. For murder, which is considered one of the most severe violent felonies, the penalties can include a significant amount of time in prison.  

Manslaughter is a type of criminal homicide that's generally considered less severe than murder. While both crimes involve the unlawful killing of another person, the key difference lies in the intent behind the act. Manslaughter refers to an act of killing that occurs without premeditation or malice aforethought, meaning there was no prior intention to kill.  

The penalties for manslaughter in California can be severe, including a significant amount of time in prison. However, the exact punishment can vary depending on the specifics of the case and any previous criminal history. 

Assault and Battery

Assault, defined as the intentional act that can cause physical harm or unwanted touch to another person, is typically classified as a misdemeanor in California. If convicted, penalties can include up to six months in jail and/or fines up to $1,000. 

Battery, on the other hand, involves actual physical contact or harm and is also generally considered a misdemeanor. A conviction can lead to up to six months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. 

These charges can escalate to felonies depending on the circumstances, such as the severity of the injury or if a weapon was used. No matter what, these cases are taken very seriously. So if you or a loved one is facing charges, teaming up with an experienced criminal lawyer is in your best interest.  

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter refers to when unlawful or negligent operation of a motor vehicle results in the death of another person. Unlike murder, vehicular manslaughter doesn't require intent to kill. 

In California, the punishment for vehicular manslaughter can vary depending on the specifics of the case.  

For misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the penalties can include up to one year in county jail and a fine. If the offense is elevated to a felony, which usually involves gross negligence or driving under the influence, penalties can include up to six years in state prison and larger fines. 

At The Law Office of John Goalwin, we're here to defend your rights and provide you with the legal representation you need. If you or a loved one is facing charges related to murder, assault, or manslaughter, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help. 

Felony Violent Crimes - What You Need to Know

Felony violent crimes carry severe penalties, including longer prison sentences. A felony violent crime is an offense where someone physically harms another person or threatens or uses violence while committing a crime. Examples include murder, robbery, rape, battery, and domestic violence. These offenses can result in decades or even life in prison, depending on the circumstances. 

Being charged with a felony violent crime is a serious situation. But being convicted is another story. Beyond jail time, the consequences can be life-altering. Once you finish your sentence, you're likely looking at a life with the following challenges: 

  • Diminished reputation. 

  • Loss of voting rights. 

  • Loss of firearm rights. 

  • Difficulty finding employment. 

  • Difficulty finding housing or obtaining loans.  

If you're being investigated or charged with a violent offense, it's crucial to seek immediate legal representation to protect your rights. Our defense attorney has successfully represented clients facing both misdemeanor and felony charges. Don't settle for less. Let us help you secure the fair result you deserve.  

Secure Strong Representation

At The Law Office of John Goalwin, we're committed to providing aggressive representation for our clients. We'll fight tirelessly to protect your rights, challenge the prosecution's evidence, and seek the best possible outcome for your case. 

When it comes to defending against violent crimes charges, you need a knowledgeable and skilled attorney on your side. Contact our law office today for a free consultation and gain peace of mind knowing that you have a dedicated legal advocate fighting for you. Our Los Angeles law firm is committed to providing legal counsel and defense strategies for those facing violent crime charges.  

Los Angeles
Violent Crime Attorney

When you're facing serious charges, you need serious representation. Our firm is based in Los Angeles and serves clients throughout Torrance, Norwalk, Van Nuys, and Compton. Don't want to spend decades in prison? We don't blame you. Put our decades of experience to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a dependable attorney.