What Is a Violent Felony?

Under criminal law, violent crimes can lead to very harsh prison sentences and other penalties. When a person is charged with a violent crime, he or she should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. Although criminal law varies from state to state, violent felonies are generally those that involve physical force or the threat of physical force.

You can hear about some common types of violent felonies by watching this brief video. As you might expect, murder, rape, aggravated sexual abuse, and aggravated assault are violent felonies. However, violations of restraining orders may also be charged as a violent crime.

If you or a loved one is facing charges of violent crimes, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer serving Dallas, TX, immediately. Call (214) 613-2186 to reach 214 Release: Puente & Hindieh Law and claim your free initial consultation with our experienced criminal law team.