According to the Long Beach Police Department, statistics have shown that violent crime during 2012 fell to the lowest level the city has seen since 1972. Although not all violent crimes decreased last year, there was a 5% overall drop in violent crimes, especially with crimes such as assault and robbery. News sources say the only violent crime to increase during 2012, was murder. Those numbers, however, are still approximately 15% below the city's five-year average.
Anyone suspected of committing a violent crime in Long Beach, CA can expect local law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys to work diligently, and exhaust all resources at their disposal, in an effort to see that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That is why, if you or a loved one has been arrested for a violent crime, we strongly advise you consult with a skilled Long Beach criminal defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. You could be facing extremely harsh penalties if you are convicted, and the most effective defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who not only understands the severity of your situation, but who is willing and able to fight aggressively on your behalf.
Most violent crime convictions carry penalties such as lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, extensive probation periods and more. To further complicate matters, if the victim of the violent crime has had a restraining order issued against you , this could lead to several serious legal problems, your family, your career, and various other aspects of your life. Any failure to adhere to the terms of such restraining orders would most likely increase the penalties you may already be facing from the original arrest and charges.
In order to protect your rights, contact the team at the Law Offices of Damone & Schroederand seek the representation of our firm today.