Vigorous Defense Against Violent Crime Charges
If you have been charged with any type of violent crime in Illinois, turn to Fawell & Fawell in Wheaton. Criminal defense attorney Alex Fawell will fight diligently to defend you against these serious charges. Let him put his energy, legal knowledge and courtroom skill to work for you today.
Four Types Of Violent Crimes
The FBI’s violent crimes category consists of four main offenses: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
- Murder (or non-negligent manslaughter) is the purposeful killing of another person without it being an accident or a justifiable homicide (such as defending yourself from an intruder).
- Forcible rape is forcing intercourse on a person without consent in a violent manner, such as physical assault. This does not include statutory rape or other nonviolent rape.
- Robbery is classified as stealing something of value from a person by using fear, the threat of violence or actual violence. For example, holding a gun on a person and taking his or her wallet is considered robbery, even if you didn’t physically harm the person in any way.
- Aggravated assault is a physical attack on a person using a weapon or other violent means to cause severe injury, such as stabbing the victim with a knife or hitting him or her with a baseball bat. Even if you don’t actually hurt the person with a weapon, you may still be charged with attempted aggravated assault.
Penalties For Violent Crimes
Typically, a person convicted of a violent crime faces a minimum of several years in prison and fines of at least $50,000. Multiple violent crime convictions result in increased time and even stiffer fines. Restitution, such as paying for medical expenses and court expenses, can also be expected. In cases of first-time offenders or those without a criminal record, probation may be possible.
Alex Fawell Will Be The Advocate You Need
Mr. Fawell is ready to help fight for your rights and defend you against the charges that have been brought against you. As your lawyer, he will fight to prove your innocence or minimize the consequences you face.