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Violent Crimes in California

If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a violent offense, you need to speak with a San Diego violent crimes attorney as soon as possible. At The Law Office of George Gedulin, we only work on criminal defense cases. We focus on criminal law so we can protect your rights and defend you against charges to secure the best outcome. With help from our San Diego violent crime lawyers, you may successfully have the charges against you dismissed. We will fight to have you acquitted if the case goes to court, and we can argue for reduced penalties if the conviction is unavoidable.

Under CA penal code section 667.5, violent crimes are any crimes that involve the threat of violence or the use of force. Violent crimes typically warrant the harshest penalties and devoted strategies from prosecutors and can leave those accused facing an uphill battle.

Contact our San Diego violent crimes lawyer at (858) 281-4605 today!

Types of Violent Crimes in CA

In the state of California, the following are considered violent crimes:

California Violent Crime Penalties

Violent crimes carry serious weight, and those convicted of certain violent crimes could face spending the rest of their lives in prison or the death penalty. Penalties for a violent crime could include monetary fines, community service, anger management classes, or prison sentences. However, if there are aggravating circumstances, the penalties will be much more harsh.

Being Charged with a Violent Crime

It would be nice to live in a world where only the guilty are arrested and charged with their crimes, but we do not. Every day, innocent individuals are charged with crimes they did not commit, and they have to fight hard to earn their freedom in the judicial system. Racism, poor investigative technique, mistaken identity, and lying accusers and witnesses can make life very difficult for those wrongly accused of a violent crime.

Led by Attorney Gedulin, our team uses the latest technology and knowledge of the legal system in San Diego and in federal courts to fight for our clients’ rights every day. We only accept a limited number of clients so we can focus entirely on the matters at hand. When it comes to criminal defense for violent crimes, we take every part of your case seriously.

Defenses for Your Violent Crime Case in CA

Because violent crimes is a category of crimes rather than a particular charge, the defenses against violent crimes vary greatly. Every detail of a case could present the defining characteristic that could exonerate a client, which is why getting started early is important. If you are being investigated for a violent crime, now is the time to reach out for legal counsel. What you say during the course of an investigation could determine whether you face charges for a crime or not.

From the moment our clients call our San Diego violent crime attorneys for help, we start working to make sure the prosecution does not have more than the fair facts of the case and that you are prepared to make informed decisions about your case along the way.

Some possible defenses to violent crimes could include proving mistaken identity, casting reasonable doubt on the evidence presented, or proving self-defense. Our team will make jail and prison visits if necessary, so it is never too late to reach out for guidance. Attorney Gedulin and his team have the violent crime defense experience needed to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

If you are facing charges or have reason to believe you could be facing charges, contact our San Diego violent crime lawyer for more information. We can be reached at (858) 281-4605, and we offer Russian-speaking services!

Successful Defense Cases

  • 16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped

    Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facingĀ 16 years in prison. Convicted of One Count of Sex with a Minor, 2 years Jail, All other charges dismissed.

  • 24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000 Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped

    Client charged as head of conspiracy to present false claims to insurance companies, losses over $250,000. Client facing 22 years in State Prison. Convicted of two counts of insurance fraud, sentenced to 2 years in jail, remaining charges dismissed.

  • Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence Dismissed Charges

    Charges exposed client to 8 years in State Prison and two serious strike felonies. Court dismisses all gun related charges at preliminary hearing, client pleads to domestic violence charge only, no custody.

  • Felony Domestic Violence Arrest All criminal charges dismissed

    After arrest, defense investigation reveals that spouse was aggressor and caused harm to client, all criminal charges dismissed.

  • Felony Gun Possession, Felony Child Abuse Charges Dismissed

    Client charged with felony gun possession and endangering life of a child being in illegal possession of loaded weapons in the home. Potential 6 year Prison sentence. Child endangerment charges dismissed, NO Custody.

  • Possession of 5KG of Methamphetamine while Armed with Loaded Gun Probation and Other Charges Dismissed.

    Client facing 4 counts of possessing large quantity of Methamphetamine for sale and a loaded gun with no serial number. District Attorney offer of 6 years in State Prison. Ultimate resolution was a plea to gun possession only, probation and credit for time served with no additional jail time. All other charges dismissed.

  • Restraining Order, Accusations of Sexual Assault Case Dismissed

    Defense Victory at trial for restraining order, Judge dismissed complaint against client, finding victims allegations and testimony not-credible.

  • Shoplifting from Naval Commissary Case Dismissed

    Case Dismissed, record sealed in Federal Court

  • Welfare Fraud No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation

    6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.

  • Marijuana Possession for Sale/Transportation Plea to Simple Possession, Probation and Fines,

    Ā½ pound of Marijuana, $5,000, baggies, scales and Marijuana storage paraphernalia, potential 4 years in jail, Defense argued insufficient evidence to prove sales of Marijuana or Drug Trafficking and filed motion to return all seized property.