Accused of assault, battery or homicide in St. Petersburg?
If you have been arrested and charged with any type of violent crime, it is vital that you retain legal representation immediately to defend your rights and begin work on a strategy for fighting the case. Our state takes a tough stance on violent offenses -for example, a defendant who is convicted of first degree murder may be sentenced to the death penalty. By contacting a hard-hitting St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer from Taracks & Associates now, you can greatly improve your chances of having the charges reduced or dismissed, or of fully exonerating yourself. We have more than 40 years of combined experience, and with a background that includes prosecution and representation of thousands of cases, we are prepared to fight for you.
Both murder and manslaughter are
felony crimes, punishable by at least 15 years in state prison and up to a life sentence or the death penalty. Lesser violent crimes, such as
assault & battery, are
misdemeanor offenses, but may be increased to felonies when they result in serious bodily injury or involve the use of a firearm or other deadly weapon. A conviction would not only expose you to harsh criminal penalties including imprisonment, fines and probation, but would also leave you with a criminal record which could make it extremely difficult for you to find housing or employment in the future.
Murder & Manslaughter Charges in St. Petersburg
Whether you have been arrested for domestic violence or homicide, you should at all times avoid speaking about the situation with anyone but an attorney from our firm. Statements you make to the police may be used as evidence against you, and there is practically nothing you can say to investigators that will improve the situation-they already believe that you are guilty, and are only looking for additional evidence to support a conviction. Being accused of a crime can be highly stressful situation, and it is easy to feel that everyone is against you. We know how difficult this experience may be, and are ready to stand by you and fight for your rights.