Serious Prison Time For Serious Offenses
All jurisdictions throughout Georgia throw all the resources they have to prosecute and convict at those accused of committing violent crimes. The penalties vary depending on the crime. Armed robbery carries a mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison. Rape, aggravated child molestation or sodomy and aggravated sexual battery each requires a 25-year prison sentence. Repeat offenders receive even longer prison sentences. A sentence of life without the possibility of parole goes to those with a fourth serious felony conviction.
Does A Criminal Defense Attorney Make A Difference?
Yes. Indictment and arrest for a violent crime can destroy your life and those close to you. Fight like you've never fought before. That's how the criminal attorneys at Perrotta & Cahn, Attorneys at Law, approach every case in which our clients are accused of a violent crime — especially sex crimes. You need outstanding legal representation to even get the chance to stay out of prison. You must secure legal representation at the earliest possible moment, preferably before arrest. With offices in Cartersville, Calhoun and Dalton, we serve clients accused of violent crimes throughout north Georgia.
What Is A Violent Crime?
Generally, a violent crime involves force or the threat of force. Actual physical harm does not necessarily have to occur. The attempt or the threat of such harm fits the definition of a violent crime. Introduce weapons — such as a gun or a knife — and the seriousness of the crime instantly escalates. The violent crimes for which we most frequently represent clients include:
- Aggravated assault
- Armed robbery
- Forcible rape
- Murder, homicide and manslaughter
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
This often-used phrase carries a critical meaning for those accused of a violent crime. They receive one chance to defend themselves. The lawyers at Perrotta & Cahn have a successful record of criminal defense. If you are accused of a violent crime, call 678-792-4816 immediately or contact us online. We work for you, wherever and whenever we're needed.