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Any allegation of a violent crime can have serious consequences, including jail or prison sentences, fines, a criminal record, an inability to apply for certain jobs or professions, an inability to receive certain governmental funding, and/or a loss to possess or purchase a firearm or weapon. Some of the most serious violent crimes in Florida can include:
If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact the Galigani Law Firm. Dean Galigani at Galigani Law Firm is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer who has years of experience in criminal law. He can help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case.
Call the Galigani Law Firm today for a free consultation at (352) 375-0812 to discuss the facts of your case. Galigani Law Firm serves clients in Gainesville and surrounding areas in Florida, including Ocala, Alachua, and Lake City,
Some of the most common violent crime offenses in Florida include the following:
The term “serious bodily injury” in Florida means personal injury to another person that creates a substantial risk of that person to suffer serious disfigurement, impairment, or loss of the function of any limb or organ.
According to Fla. Stat. §§ 775.082 and 775.083, the penalties for violent crime offenses in Florida can vary. The penalties listed in the Florida Statutes are the statutory minimum penalties and can increase or have mandatory minimum sentences depending on the offense, the victim, where the offense occurred, whether a weapon was used during the commission of the offense, and whether the offender has a previous criminal conviction.
Your Gainesville criminal defense attorney may be able to help you identify certain defenses to your violent crimes charge that can reduce your charges or result in a complete dismissal of your case. However, the following defenses do not apply to every situation, and whether they will apply to your circumstances depend on the facts that are unique to your case. Therefore, it is important to consult with your attorney who can help you determine whether a defense is applicable to your situation.
Robbery is a common violent crime that's prosecuted harshly in the state of Florida. According to Fla. Stat. § 812.13, an individual can be charged with this offense if he or she takes money or personal property from another person with the intent to permanently deprive the person of the items. Additionally, the offender must use force, violence or cause fear in the victim while committing the offense.
If a weapon was used, the offense is classified as a first-degree felony which is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If no weapon was used, the offense is classified as a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine.
Florida Statutes Online - This website contains all of Florida’s statutes pertaining to crimes in Florida. This link is direct to Chapter 784, which pertains to assault and battery offenses and penalties.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Crime Rates – This Florida governmental crime prevention unit provides information on violent crime statistics and violent crime reports for counties throughout Florida, including Alachua County. The Gainesville office of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) can be contacted at:Phone: (352) 373-0566
Victim Assistance Office – Florida Department of Corrections – The Florida Department of Corrections provides assistance to victims of crime committed by inmates or offenders who have been released on community supervision or parole. The law enforcement unit also notifies victims of an offender’s release and provides resources for victims, including counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and crimes compensation.
NIJ: Violent Crimes - Access the official website for NIJ (National Institute of Justice) to view information regarding violent crimes. You can view articles, publications, and statistics.
Alachua County Sheriff’s Office – The sheriff’s office in Alachua County provides access to the county’s most wanted criminals, information on crime reports in the county and links to victim services and crime prevention. The sheriff’s office is located at:2621 SE Hawthorne Rd
If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Florida, contact Galigani Law Firm today. Dean Galigani at Galigani Law Firm is an experienced Gainesville criminal attorney who will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious penalties and repercussions to your alleged offense.
Contact the Galigani Law Firm at (352) 375-0812 for a consultation about your alleged violent crime throughout the counties in Florida, including Starke in Bradford County, Macclenny in Baker County, Lake Butler in Union County, Ocala in Marion County, Trenton in Gilchrist County, Lake City in Columbia County, Florida.
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