Frequently Asked Questions
What constitutes a “violent crime”?
In order to be considered a “violent crime,” the criminal act must involve the use of physical force or the threat of physical force. Violent crimes may involve the use of weapons, but weapons do not necessarily have to be used for the offense to be considered a violent crime. Some common types of violent crimes are carjacking,
What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?
Murder is the killing of another human being with the
intent of killing.
Manslaughter is the accidental killing of another human being. There is a fine line between these two crimes, and they can often be confused for one another. The main deciding factor in determining whether a crime is considered murder or manslaughter is whether or not the suspect had the
intent to kill the victim.
There is so much evidence against me, why should I bother hiring an attorney?
Even in cases where incriminating evidence is found, an experienced and skilled lawyer can still do something to help you. Sometimes evidence is unlawfully obtained through an illegal search or seizure, in which case your attorney will fight to have the evidence thrown out so that it cannot be used against you. If the evidence cannot be removed, and you are still convicted of a violent crime, your attorney can help negotiate a lesser sentence for you so that you don’t face maximum penalties for a violent crime.
What is the difference between assault and battery?
Assault is the threat of bodily harm that reasonably causes fear of harm in the victim. Battery is the actual physical impact on a victim. If a victim has been touched in any way by the person committing the crime, it is most likely battery; but if the victim has not been touched, and violence has only threatened or attempted, then the crime is assault. For help with
assault & battery charges, you should speak with Boston violent crime attorney Thomas A. Brant as soon as possible.
Contact attorney Thomas A. Brant with any questions you may have regarding violent crime charges!