Examples of Violent Crimes in Minnesota
3 years ago by Brian
In addition to dramatically altering your life, a charge or conviction for a violent criminal offense in Minnesota can subject you to serious penalties. A lawyer can assist you by formulating a defense to your charge or negotiating a favorable plea bargain on your behalf.
Homicide, domestic violence, and assault are some common examples of violent crimes in the State of Minnesota. Not only can a criminal charge or conviction for a violent crime ruin your personal and professional life, but it can also subject you to some extremely serious penalties and place significant restrictions on your personal freedom.
If you believe that you are under investigation for committing a violent crime in Minnesota – or if you have already been criminally charged with committing a violent offense – it is important that you seek experienced legal counsel to represent you throughout your criminal case. The experienced Woodbury violent crimes lawyers at JS Defense, PA., can help you defend against your criminal charge or may be able to help you negotiate a favorable plea deal with the prosecuting attorney in your case. Call us today to learn more about how our team may be able to assist you.
Varying Degrees of Violent Crimes in Minnesota
Many Minnesota crimes of violence, such as battery and assault, are categorized into varying degrees of seriousness. Typically, the first-degree variety is the most serious offense and is a felony charge, while other degrees may be less-serious misdemeanors. Each of these degrees carries with it a specific penalty, such as jail time and/or monetary fines. In order for a sentencing judge to impose one or more penalties against you, you must first be convicted of the underlying criminal offense.
When it comes to violent crimes in Minnesota, state prosecutors have the burden of proof in your case. Specifically, they must demonstrate that you committed the violent offense and that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You, as the named defendant in the case, do not need to prove anything.
Types of Violent Crimes in Minnesota
Violent crimes that are on the books in the State of Minnesota include assault, battery, homicide, domestic violence offenses, and robbery, to name a few. What distinguishes these violent crimes from other criminal offenses is that with a violent crime, there must be some harm to a person, known as the victim.
Of all violent crimes, the most serious is homicide. Homicide amounts to taking the life of another human being (even if this happens unintentionally). Homicide is made up of murder (which includes first, second, and third-degree murder), attempted murder, manslaughter, and criminal vehicular homicide.
Contact a Woodbury Violent Crimes Lawyer Today
If you or a person you love is facing a criminal charge for a violent crime in Minnesota, the legal team at JS Defense, PA., is ready to step in and help you defend against your charge. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury violent crimes attorney, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information.