Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys
Accused of a Violent Crime? Allow Us to Protect Your Future

Fort Lauderdale Violent Crime Defense Attorney

Florida Defense Attorneys That Will Fight For Your Future.

Are you facing charges for a violent crime? Violent crimes are offenses that involve the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another individual. Violent crimes also include other offenses that are felonies and crimes where the suspect threatens to use physical force against another person.

A conviction for a violent crime involves harsh consequences that affect numerous aspects of the defendant's life, including their ability to find gainful employment, housing, as well as the rights to own a firearm and to vote. If you have been charged with a violent crime, you should waste no time with contacting our Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyers for aggressive defense. We've helped thousands of suspects protect their freedom.

Call our criminal defense law firm at (954) 543-1788 right now. We'll take your call, meet you in jail, or provide whatever you need to get answers.

Just a Few Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call:

We protect clients from overzealous prosecutors, unfair police treatment, and misleading allegations throughout Broward County. Our success is built on a history of fighting for the underdog--whether it is against the county police or the federal government, we fiercely protect our clients from the most powerful accusers in the nation.

Our clients turn to us because:

  • We have handled thousands of cases.
  • We offer FREE case evaluations.
  • We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • We are former public defenders who know the system inside and out.

Common Types Violent Crime Offenses in Florida

We can act quickly to review the details of your situation, gather all pertinent evidence, and prepare a strong defense on your behalf. When you are facing the possibility of a felony conviction, years behind bars, and thousands in fines, you cannot afford to forgo a strong defense.

We can defend you if you have been charged with:

Penalties for Violent Crime in Florida

The punishment for violent crime convictions varies based on whether the defendant is a repeat offender, where the offense took place, or whether a firearm or other weapon was used during the offense. For example, a misdemeanor assault becomes a third-degree felony assault when committed with a weapon. The variation in penalties is why it's so crucial to provide your side of the story.

  • Second-degree misdemeanors: up to 60 days in jail, up to a $500 fine
  • First-degree misdemeanors: up to a year in jail, up to a $1,000 fine
  • Third-degree felonies: up to 5 years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine
  • Second-degree felonies: up to 15 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine
  • First-degree felonies: up to 30 years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine

Threats of violence to a person, from domestic abuse to robbery, are classified as “simple assault,” and are the least severe violent crime charges in Florida. However, a conviction for a violent crime is a permanent part of your criminal record, so even a conviction here could cost you a lifetime of employment or living opportunities. Defending your innocence is vital, no matter the case.

Protect Your Freedom & Your Future: Call (954) 543-1788 Now

At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we know there are two sides to every story. In our experience, violent crime charges involve a pattern of abuse, or the defendant was acting in self-defense. To learn more about which defense is best for your case, or to schedule a free consultation, complete our online case evaluation form now.

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  • You will not find another law firm that is more passionate than us.
  • Clients continue to refer our firm to those who need legal help.
  • Our firm is both feared and respected in the legal community because of our tenacity.
  • We treat our clients as we would treat our own family members.
  • Our legal team is relentless, determined, and results-oriented.

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We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
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