Salem Violent Crime Defense Attorney
Fighting Violent Crime Charges in Salem, MA
Have you been accused of committing a violent crime? It is imperative that you get legal representation from a high quality Salem criminal defense lawyer without delay if you are charged with any violent crime, including assault & battery, domestic violence, manslaughter, murder or other such offense. Your future can be irreparably damaged if action is not taken to defend you early in the process. At my firm, I quickly evaluate the situation and engage in a painstaking review of the evidence to determine the best options to defend your case both prior to formal charges and at trial.
Charged with a violent crime in Salem? I have over 12 years of criminal defense experience!
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Types of Violent Crimes
With over a decade of legal experience, I have had defended against a wide range of violent felony crimes. Crimes of this nature of taken very seriously in Massachusetts criminal courts and they are less lenient and forgiving in these cases. If you are facing a violent crime, then obtaining a solid defense attorney is of the upmost importance. Your choice of legal representation could make or break your case. So get an experienced defense attorney who has former prosecution and
former law enforcement experience on your side! My firm can represent you if you have been charged with any of the following violent crimes.:
- Aggravated Assault/Sexual Assault
- Armed Robbery
Penalties for Violent Crimes in Massachusetts
Need a lawyer for your violent crime case in Salem? If you are facing charges of rape or other serious violent crime, you could face very serious penalties in a conviction.
Murder: In section 15 of the Massachusetts laws, assaulting another with intent to commit murder or to maim the person can be punishable by up to ten years imprisonment or a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to two years. The state laws provide a punishment of life in prison or even death for a murder conviction.
Robbery: In section 17, armed robbery can be punishable by up to 5 years in prison. In section 13a, assault and battery can carry a sentence of up to 21 and ½ years with a fine of $1,000.
Call a Salem criminal defense lawyer today!
If you have been charged with any sort of violent crime, you should contact my office today. You should speak with me before you make any statements to the police. I am Attorney Prendergast and I was a police officer and a prosecutor before I became a criminal defense lawyer. With my extensive background in the criminal justice system, I am uniquely qualified to handle criminal defense cases. I am very familiar with police investigation procedure and the court system. Often an effective defense involves taking legal action to get illegally obtained evidence suppressed. That means the prosecutor cannot use the evidence in his case against you. This would be possible if the investigating officer violated the laws regarding the collection of evidence or correct police procedure was not followed in the arrest process. I have great insight into all of these issues which can be of great benefit to you in the defense of your case.
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