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Know what factors impact the sentence you will receive

The sentence that you have to deal with when you are convicted of a criminal charge depends on a host of factors. The court will consider all of these factors whether you are convicted or plead guilty. It is imperative that you understand the factors that are used because you need to understand how these might impact the sentence you receive.

Consider options when mandatory minimum sentences are present

Violent crimes are some of the most serious crimes that are handled in the criminal justice system. These charges often come with the possibility of serious penalties. When you are charged with a violent crime, such as murder, rape or assault, you need to explore the options that you have for a defense.

What constitutes a violent crime?

Violent crimes are criminal activities that involve a victim. In most cases, the victim is injured in some way or killed during the crime, which is what classifies it as violent. These types of crimes can divided into three high-level categories: sex crimes, crimes against the person and murder.

Violent Crimes Causing or Risking Catastrophe

In Pennsylvania, one of the types of violent crimes that you can be charged with is the crime of causing or risking catastrophe. It is a crime in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to cause a major panic in a public place. This crime is known as causing Manslaughter or risking catastrophe. A person causes a catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful destructive force or substance, or by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage, including selling, dealing in or otherwise providing licenses or permits to transport hazardous materials. A person commits a felony of the first degree if he commits this offense intentionally or knowingly. If found guilty, you face a possible penalty of up to 20 years and/or fines up to $25,000. A person commits a felony of the second degree if he does so recklessly. If found guilty, you face a possible penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment and/or fines up to $25,000. Even if you do not actually cause a catastrophe, you are still committing a crime.

Violent Crimes Propulsion of missiles

Violent Crimes Propulsion of missiles.  There are a numerous amount of Violent Crimes that an individual can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. One of these Violent Crimes is Propulsion of Missiles. There are two different parts to the statute of Propulsion f Missiles. 1991 Murder The first deals with Missiles directed toward occupied vehicles and the second deals with Missiles directed towards roadways, which in Pennsylvania can be normal roads and streets in addition to many parking lots. An individual can be convicted of this crime of Propulsion of Missiles if the government can prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt.

Man facing murder charge from 1991 murder, fights extradition

The 1991 murder of an elderly woman from Pennsylvania remained unsolved until recently. DNA evidence led police to her suspected killer, but the authorities are now having to fight to get him back to Pennsylvania to face these charges because he is fighting extradition.

Violent Crimes Simple Assault

One of the most common Violent Crimes that occur in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are Violent Crime such as Simple Assault. In terms of Violent Crimes, there are several different types of Simple Assault. One of the least common types of simple assault can be found under Title 18 in section 2701(a)(4). This type of Simple Assault is part of a new statute which focuses on assaults against law enforcement officers via the use of a hypodermic needle. These types of cases can be serious. assault crimes They are graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of 2 years in state prison and a five thousand dollar fine. Make sure to seek out an experienced Chester County Criminal Defense attorney if you are being investigated or have been charged with this crime.

violent crimes harassment

​ ​In Pennsylvania, violent crimes such as harrassment resulting from harassing and annoying another person is an offense that is not taken lightly. This violent crimes offense is known as harassment. A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy kidnapping or alarm another, the person strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; follows the other person in or about a public place or places;  additioanlly violent crimes such as harrassment require engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which serve no legitimate purpose; communicates to or about such other person any lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words, language, drawings or caricatures; communicates repeatedly in an anonymous manner; communicates repeatedly at extremely inconvenient hours; or communicates repeatedly in a manner other than specified in the statute. The grading of your harassment offense relies on a number of different factors.

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