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Violent Crimes


Being accused of committing a violent crime is among the most serious circumstances you can face. Most violent crimes are categorized as felonies, and are prosecuted to the fullest extent by the government. A conviction for a violent crime can mean a long sentence in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, the loss of driving privileges, the right to vote, and a severe difficulty in finding a job in the future.

At Prestia Holtz P.A., we understand the severity of the situation faced by our clients who are charged with violent crimes. Using the experience we have in dealing with hundreds of violent crime cases as former prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers, we can evaluate your case to determine what strategies the government will use against you and discuss what we can do to fight those strategies and protect your rights.

Common types of evidence used by the government:

  • Witness testimony
  • Expert testimony
  • Variety of other evidence, such as physical evidence (like DNA)
Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Violent crime is a label that can be applied to many specific offenses. They range from misdemeanor assault all the way to first-degree murder, which can be punishable by death. Even just conspiring to commit a violent crime, whether or not it actually occurs, is itself a crime that can be punishable by time in prison. Many violent crimes can be punished by life imprisonment.

Examples of violent crimes prosecuted in the state of Florida include:

At Prestia Holtz P.A., we understand the manner in which prosecutors will handle your case because we are former prosecutors who have tried these types of cases before. We can take aggressive action to challenge the evidence against you, which can result in a reduction of charges or dismissal of your case. If need be, the criminal defense lawyers of Prestia Holtz P.A. are not afraid to take your case to trial and fight on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation today.