Defending Clients Accused of Violent Crimes
Being charged with a violent crime such as assault or armed robbery can be intimidating. The police and prosecutors may be threatening you with serious consequences, and you may be unsure what the charges mean and how much evidence the other side really has.
I'm Nabiel C. Ahmed, a California criminal defense lawyer based in Oakland, and I defend clients throughout the Bay Area against accusations of violent crime. To discuss your case with an attorney who will do what it takes to protect your rights, call me toll free at 888-323-8083 or send me an e-mail for a free consultation.
Understanding the Charges Against You
The category of violent crime covers a wide range of criminal offenses, from simple assault — which can simply mean behaving in a threatening way toward someone — to more serious crimes involving real physical harm. Common charges include:
- Assault causing major bodily injury
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Armed robbery
- Terrorist threats
If you are convicted of one of these offenses, you could face some of the most serious criminal penalties possible under California law. However, if the defendant offers a vigorous defense, they are also among the most difficult cases for prosecutors to prove.
Every crime — and particularly these violent crimes — has a list of specific elements that the prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Otherwise, you are presumed innocent.
Supporting Your Side of the Story
Simply getting into a fight does not make you guilty of assault or any other violent crime. Many of these cases involve two or more people getting into an escalating conflict. Determining who was legally at fault is never easy.
Evidence in these cases generally comes in the form of testimony from eyewitnesses and alleged victims. I am experienced at undermining the testimony of unreliable witnesses through cross-examination. Contact me to discuss the right criminal defense approach for your case.
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