Violent Crimes

Clearwater Violent Crimes Attorney

Defense of Violent Crimes in Florida

A conviction for a violent crime in Florida can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences that affect you for the rest of your life. If a background check reveals a criminal past featuring a violent offense, you may have trouble securing employment, housing, and other benefits most people take for granted.

At Idrizi Law Group, we believe that everyone’s side deserves to be heard before harsh sentences are imposed. If you were recently arrested for a violent offense, you need to secure legal representation as soon as possible to best protect yourself and your future. Our experienced Clearwater violent crime lawyers defend clients charged with violent offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Contact us now. We are available 24/7 for all your legal needs.

What Makes a Crime Violent?

A violent crime can involve just about any crime or action that comes with the use or threat of violence on a victim. Some violent crimes are classified as misdemeanors, but most are felony offenses, which are far more serious.

Examples of violent crimes which our firm can defend include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Battery on law enforcement
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Domestic violence
  • Hate crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Resisting arrest with violence
  • Robbery
  • Sexual battery

If force or deadly force is used, Florida allows a presumption of innocence under the Stand your Ground Law which can protect individuals who use force to defend themselves or their property.

Punishments for Violent Crimes in Florida

Because violent crimes involve physical and emotional harm caused to one or more victims, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries take such crimes very seriously. Even if the harm was unintentional or was due to a one-time “crime of passion,” chances are low that you will be let off the hook entirely for committing a violent act, even if it was your first offense.

The penalties for such acts are generally very severe and may result in long prison sentences and/or county jail time, restrictive probation, costly fines, restraining orders, mandatory community service, and anger management classes. If serious bodily harm or death was caused by your actions, you could go to prison for a very long time, if not for life—the same goes if a weapon was used, especially a firearm.

Though it may sound bleak, you still have options. By working with a competent, experienced, and caring violent crime defense attorney, there is potential to reduce your charges, dismiss your charges or accomplish a departure from the sentencing guidelines.

At Idrizi Law Group, our Clearwater violent crime lawyers are aggressive advocates for justice who believe that everyone deserves to be treated fairly under the law. We will ensure that you have the chance to tell your side of the story and we will explore every possible defense that can be used in your favor. Over the last decade, our team has helped numerous people like you navigate the often-unfair criminal justice system to their advantage. We are prepared to help you, too.

Call Idrizi Law Group at (727) 202-5499 or contact us online. We will be here when you need us.

Hear From Our Past Clients

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    - Former Client
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    - Matthew C.
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Settlements & Verdicts

  • $250,000 Serious Injuries

    In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.

  • $200,000 Hit & Run Victim

    Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.

  • $161,000 Serious Injuries

    In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.

  • $150,000 Serious Injuries

    The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.

  • $150,000 DUI Victim

    Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.

  • $125,000 High Speed Collision

    Our client was awarded the bodily injury policy limit of $25,000 and was also awarded the underinsured motorist policy limit of $100,000.

  • $110,000 Side Impact Collision Resulting in Whiplash

    Our client was traveling at a legal speed when another car exiting a shopping plaza negligently collided with the passenger’s side of our client’s vehicle.

  • $100,000 Severe Injuries

    In June 2020, Idrizi Law Group demanded the policy limit for our client who experienced whiplash, substantial lower back injuries, and nerve damage which caused numbness to his fingers in both hands.

  • $100,000 Attorney Colleague Injured in Crash

    In July 2020, only 2 months after being hired, we received the maximum bodily injury policy limits for our client which resulted in a $100,000 recovery.

  • $100,000 Leg Injury

    Our client was walking back to his car at the Home Depot parking lot when a parked vehicle backed into him unexpectedly injuring his leg.

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