What A Philadelphia Violent Crimes Lawyer Can Do to Fight for Your Rights

The city of Philadelphia is known for many things. It has been called the City of Brotherly Love, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Philadelphia has also been called a city of neighborhoods. In its interest in preserving a safe environment for its residents as well as its many visitors, the city takes a particularly strong position in its attempt to keep the city peaceful and to reduce the incidence of violent crime. If you have been arrested on a violent crimes charge it is important that you have an aggressive, knowledgeable Philadelphia violent crimes lawyer to defend you and fight for your rights. The lawyers at Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law have the experience you need.

The state of Pennsylvania has established violent crimes as a very broad category that can mean a number of different things, but all of the charges that fall into the category carry extensive prison time. Included in the category of violent crimes are:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Murder in the first degree
  • Murder in the second degree
  • Murder in the third degree
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Terroristic threats

Whether the violent crime you are charged with is categorized as a misdemeanor or a felony, the penalties for all of these crimes in this category generally include long terms of confinement that start at a full year in jail. The penalty can be even higher if this is not the first time that you have been arrested or convicted, so it is essential that if you have been accused you make sure that you hire an attorney that will provide you with the best opportunity to clear your name and keep you out of jail. At Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we have extensive experience in effectively using eyewitnesses, questioning witnesses on the stand, and closely analyzing the prosecution’s case to find weaknesses that will throw the case against you into question.  As soon as you hire us we will immediately begin working, digging into what happened in your situation and determining what kind of evidence the prosecutor has and how strong it may be. We will investigate all of the legal strategies available, including claiming self-defense and arguing for reduced charges which will lower the penalties that you may face.

Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law are dedicated to providing personalized attention to all of our clients and providing them with the highest quality legal defense. Contact us as soon as possible after you have been charged to set up an appointment.

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