Miami-Dade County Violent & Firearm Crimes Attorney
Dealing with Violent Crime Charges in South Florida
Most violent crimes are considered felonies and are serious crimes. Whenever a violent crime is committed along with the use of a firearm, the penalties and fines can increase dramatically. When someone is facing these types of charges it is important to realize that a strong and effective violent crimes defense lawyer will be needed to represent them. These types of charges are no light matter, and will be heavily prosecuted by the authorities in Florida to the fullest extent of the law.
Types of Violent Crimes
Some of the crimes considered as being violent or that involve a firearm include:
- Child Abuse
- Weapons Offenses
- Domestic Violence
What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes?
Being charged with a violent crime can result in severe penalties, especially when a firearm was used during the crime. Under Florida's 10-20-Life law, offenders who brandish or discharge a firearm while committing a crime may face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 or 20 years, respectively.
Miami-Dade County violent crime attorney Eric Matheny represents clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. He has a thorough understanding of the criminal courts procedure, having worked as a former prosecutor. His legal team provides understanding and personal attention to your case, committing themselves to preparing a strong defense on your behalf.
Consult With Attorney Eric Matheny in Miami-Dade County
Our firm understands what it takes to properly defend a violent crime case. A complete and thorough evaluation of the circumstances surrounding your case will be undertaken to ensure no stone is left unturned in your defense. With extensive experience at trial, you can feel confident you will receive the legal representation you deserve.
If accused of a violent crime, you need an effective and aggressive Miami-Dade County firearm crime lawyer. Contact The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. today.
I was charged with three felony charges related to check fraud. Eric used his expert knowledge to help resolve the charges with one day of jail served on the day that I surrendered myself to have charges filed.- Former Client
He made everything very clear and easy to understand and always kept me up to date with any changes.- Camila
We highly recommend him and would not hesitate to supply a personal reference concerning his professional conduct and compassion.- Michael
Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury TrialsAttorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.
Recognized Criminal Defense AttorneyAttorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by Expertise.com.
Experienced Former ProsecutorWith an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
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