Accused of a Violent Crime in Sacramento?
If you or someone you love is facing charges for a violent crime, it is imperative that the case is defended by a talented, experienced criminal defense lawyer. Your defense may include investigating police procedure, chain of custody of evidence, the reputation of any witnesses, and identifying other suspects.
In criminal court, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of committing the violent crime. Your criminal defense lawyer has the duty to protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly under the law, and present evidence that could lead to a positive outcome.
Your Violent Crime Lawyer in Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Roseville, and Placer County
Attorney Benjamin Scarfe has over a decade defending people accused of committing misdemeanor and felony crimes in Sacramento, Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Roseville, and the communities in Placer County. He is results-focused and has an uncommon level of dedication to the people he represents. Mr. Scarfe has trial experience and works long hours to develop a compelling, well-crafted defense case. The goal is to reduce the damage to your life – and your freedom.
I will forever be thankful for Ben’s help, and will forever consider him family. If you're in trouble and need someone to help, call Ben and know you have someone working hard on your side.Ricky T.
You are innocent until proven guilty, but if you are charged with a violent crime, you probably won’t feel that way. You will be arrested, charged, and held in custody awaiting trial. The bail imposed by the court is often extremely high, and impossible to pay. If you are released while awaiting trial, you may have restrictions imposed on your actions.
During this time, your criminal lawyer will be planning a strategy for your defense, which could include:
- Wrongfully accused and innocent of the crime
- Mitigating factors (a fight, defense of property or another)
Penalties for Violent Crimes
The penalties imposed in a conviction can include years served in state prison. Once you have served your term and are released, you will be facing an uphill battle when seeking employment. A felony conviction for a violent crime on your record is available to anyone, including prospective employers.
Whether you are innocent or have some responsibility in the incident, the actions of your attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Scarfe Law Firm, we pursue any avenue that could reduce the damage to your freedom and future, including negotiating a plea deal, dismissed charges, reduced charges, shortened sentence, or an acquittal at trial.
Call us today at (916) 252-1609 for a free 20-minute case consultation – time is of the essence.
- Effective & Honest Advocacy
- Aggressive, Strategic Defense
- Solution-Focused Representation
Get the Defense You Need Today
Violent crimes are heavily punished in the California justice system. If you are facing charges, or have been accused of committing a violent crime, you are at risk of facing years in state prison.
Violent crimes include these felony offenses:
- Violent sex crimes (rape, sexual assault, etc.)
- Attempted murder
- Assault with the intent to commit a felony
- Threatening a witness
- First-degree burglary