Crimes against persons can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the allegations. If you are charged with a crime against a person it is important that you seek legal counsel immediately. Many events may occur prior to your arrest which may increase the severity of the charges against you. You may receive calls from the victim during which the victim attempts to have you admit to or apologize for the crime.
Often these calls are being arranged for and taped by the police investigator. Some of these crimes are against family members. It is important that you seek counsel immediately because you should not continue to discuss the potential charges with the victim or victim’s family. Some of these conversations could lead to additional serious charges of threatening a witness. If the alleged victim is a spouse, you may also be involved with a divorce.
It is important to coordinate the handling of the criminal case with the handling of the divorce. Serious crimes against persons will probably result in incarceration with a very high bail. In those cases, family members or loved ones should contact Bird & Bird on behalf of the accused.
Crimes Against Persons Include:
- Sex Offenses/Rape
- Unlawful Acts With a Minor
- Spousal Abuse/ Child Abuse/ Elder Abuse
- Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
The criminal defense law firm of Bird & Bird, Attorneys at Law, is experienced in the representation of people charged with criminal acts including crimes against persons. They will also work tirelessly to make sure that you receive the best result possible. To schedule a free legal consultation and review of your case, call (310) 371-7711 to meet with them to discuss your individual circumstances.