Violent Crimes

A conviction for a violent crime can have an everlasting impact on your freedom. This can impact your employment prospects and your reputation in the community. Experience a false accusation? You are not alone. Many suffer the consequences of a unfair accusation for violent crime they did not commit. Similarly, people accused of violent crimes have been punished beyond what was appropriate. Emotions run high in cases where someone alleges to have been physically harmed. This could cause the Prosecutor to file criminal charges that may not otherwise have evidence support.

Experiencing it Yourself?

If you have dealt with a violent crime, such as assault, battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, abuse of a child or elderly person, robbery, homicide or other violent crime, The Fletcher Law Practice urges you to call for a free consultation today. We start building your defense immediately. Attorney Rick Fletcher has years of experience in dealing with outspoken and emotionally charged victims. We will keep calm on your behalf and thoroughly investigate your case.

If you did use force against another person, but feel you were justified in doing so, you can breathe. Florida’s “Stand your ground law” immunes victims with a justifiable reasonable fear. This law is similar to the theory of self defense, however it gives you the ability to compel a hearing, before trial, which requires the prosecution to prove that you were not acting in self defense.

Until recently, a criminal defendant had the burden of proving he or she acted in self defense. A recent change in the law has shifted the burden of proof to the prosecution and it is now their responsibility to prove that you were not acting in self defense. It takes many hours of preparation and diligence to successfully argue self defense in a legal setting, which is why The Fletcher Law Practice is your best choice for violent crime representation. Call today for a free consultation.

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