Violent Crime Lawyers in Shreveport
When Aggressive Representation Is a Must, Rely on Stroud, Carmouche & Buckle
The law office of Stroud, Carmouche & Buckle provides strategic representation for those accused of violent crimes. Since these types of charges can have a significant impact on the rest of your life, it is imperative to get an experienced advocate on your side as soon as possible. Our Shreveport violent crime attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience and are ready to aggressively fight for your rights and freedom.
Rely on our firm to provide aggressive defense against a wide range of violent crime charges, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Armed robbery
- Sex offenses
- Vehicular homicide
- Domestic violence
- Capital crimes
- Car jacking
- Aggravated arson
What Is a Violent Crime?
According to La. Rev. Stat. §§ 14:2, a violent crime is any offense that involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person or their property. Crimes of violence include offenses such as murder, assault, battery, rape, manslaughter, and aggravated kidnapping. Other crimes, including various forms of theft, are considered non-violent in nature because there is no threat of physical harm.
Because violent crimes could or do result in bodily harm to the victim, they often result in harsher sentencing. In addition, most violent crime sentences cannot be suspended or probated, and convictions typically cannot be expunged from one’s criminal record.
The Consequences of Violent Crimes
There are numerous penalties that can result from a violent crime conviction. The specific punishments vary widely and depend on the type and severity of the crime. While aggravated battery could result in up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000, a capital verdict for first-degree murder is punishable by death or life in prison.
A conviction for a crime of violence in Louisiana can result in several penalties, including:
- Months or years in prison
- Hefty fines
- A permanent criminal record
- Mandatory counseling
In addition, those convicted of violent crimes can also face numerous other consequences. For example, you may lose your right to carry or purchase a firearm or be prevented from living in certain areas. A conviction could also impact your child custody order and make it challenging to obtain higher education or employment.
Defending against Violent Crime Charges
The legal team at Stroud, Carmouche & Buckle is here to provide a robust defense against your charges. We can conduct an extensive review of the evidence the prosecution has against you and interview key witnesses who can provide testimony to your innocence. Our team can also analyze the conduct of the law enforcement officials involved in your arrest to ensure they followed procedures and refrained from violating your rights. You are innocent until proven guilty, and we’re dedicated to helping you fight for a not-guilty verdict.
Call (318) 217-8455 to discuss your rights and options during a free consultation.