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Violent crime charge defenses have to be planned carefully

Defendants in cases surrounding violent crime have to take the time to carefully plan their defense strategy. It is easy to become focused on showing that you didn't commit the crime at hand in any way possible. It is much more difficult to do this in a way that doesn't make it seem as though you are attacking the alleged victim in the case.

Violent crime charges require immediate attention

Being accused of a violent crime means that you need to make sure that you're taking the time to plan your defense carefully. There are many times when a jury will automatically feel empathy for the alleged victim and just want to be able to help that person find closure. In these cases, your fate might hang in the balance with people who are concerned about the victim more than they are about paying attention to the case.

Face criminal charges head on

Society tends to think that anyone who is facing criminal charges is guilty of that charge. Many people just assume that prosecutors aren't going to file charges against someone if the person didn't do the crime. This is the exact opposite of what should happen.

Homicide is not always a criminal act

Homicide is a term that many people associate with murder, but this isn't always the case. There are times when a person dies due to another person's actions, but the criteria for murder isn't present. It is important to understand a few points about what is included in the umbrella term "homicide."

Facing criminal charges is a call to work hard on a defense

The criminal justice process is meant to help punish people who break the law. When you are facing charges of any sort, you have the right to defend yourself against those charges. This is one of the most important things that you need to remember if you are involved in the criminal justice system.

Be careful of providing unwanted attention persistently

Stalking is a very serious charge that can come from a variety of actions. It is imperative that anyone who is dealing with a person who doesn't want anything to do with him or her understands what behavior constitutes stalking so he or she can avoid these actions. Failing to leave the person alone might end up leading to criminal charges, so be very careful.

Considering self-defense in a violent crime case

There is hardly ever a need for things to turn violent, but there are also many instances in which you just can't help but allow things to go there. When you do have to get violent, there is a good chance that you are going to end up facing criminal charges for those actions. This is never a good thing, but it can be downright disheartening when you were merely trying to defend yourself or someone else when you had to get violent.

A hate crime is a very serious matter for anyone to face

Violent crimes are difficult to face, even in the best of circumstances. There are some instances in which you might be accused of committing the violent crime as a hate crime. This adds another layer of challenges and complexities to the criminal case.

Violent crime charges pose unique challenges for defendants

The media is quick to cover violent crimes because people are so infatuated with these type of acts. This fact is one that might have a big effect on a violent crimes criminal justice case. There is a chance that the infatuation with violence and the media coverage might make it hard for the defendant to get a fair trial.

VIolent Crimes gun charges

One of the more serious types of violent crimes that a criminal defendant can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the crime of possession of a firearm with altered manufacturer's number. This Gun Crime and charge can be found in title 18 section 6110.2 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. firearm charges The charge essentially makes it illegal for a criminal defendant to possess a firearm, even if he is otherwise legally permitted to possess one, if the firearm contains manufacturer's numbers that have been altered or changed in some manner. Although possession of such a gun wouldn't exactly be considered as a violent crime, it is a charge that is frequently charged along with other violent crimes. Additionally, although the statute does not specifically mention it, there is an intent requirement associated with this crime. The government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused knew that the serial numbers on the gun had been altered or changed when he possessed the gun. Obviously, the government can try and prove this portion of their case through circumstantial evidence.

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