Violent crimes can result in very serious convictions and consequences, and would require an aggressive violent crime defense lawyer. The most common violent crimes are assault and battery. The seriousness of the violent crime depends on the severity of the injury or injuries towards a victim. Homicides are categorized as the most serious of the violent crimes.
Homicide is defined as an act or failure to act which results in the death of a human being. Homicide can be charged as an intentional or negligent killing. If someone is charged with murder or manslaughter, this can result in life imprisonment, or even the death sentence.
Police and DA investigators sometimes intimidate witnesses in order to side with the prosecution. Therefore, it is vital that statements are received before the other side corrupts these witnesses.