New Orleans criminal defense lawyer Alex K. Kriksciun will aggressively fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that your voice is heard if you are accused of a violent crime.
It is critically important that you or a loved one speak with a lawyer immediately if you are charged with a crime of violence. Some crimes of violence, such as aggravated kidnapping and second-degree murder, carry a mandatory life sentence after conviction. Others, such as armed robbery, can result in a very long term of imprisonment or even an effective life sentence upon conviction.
The most common violent crimes charged in Louisiana are homicide and robbery. Homicide is the unlawful killing of another person. It can include murder (usually when the offender has specific intent to kill or cause great bodily harm), manslaughter (usually when the offender does not have the specific intent to kill or cause great bodily harm), vehicular homicide (usually killing another person in a traffic accident while legally drunk), and negligent homicide. Robbery is the taking of something of value belonging to another by force or intimidation. If the offender is armed with a dangerous weapon, the district attorney's office will probably charge armed robbery. Otherwise, they will likely charge simple robbery.
Not surprisingly, the criminal justice system considers violent crimes to be extremely serious. At the Law Office of Alex Kriksciun, we take the same approach. We will pursue your case to the fullest extent possible. In many cases, it will be necessary to hire an experienced investigator to help construct a defense. It may be necessary to hire a qualified expert, such as a ballistics expert, a mental health professional, or a document specialist. We will go to any means necessary to ensure that you receive the defense you deserve. If you need a New Orleans criminal defense lawyer with experience handling crimes of violence, contact the Law Office of Alex Kriksciun for your free consultation today!