Violent Crimes Defending You & Protecting Your Family

Santa Ana Violent Crime Attorney

Statute of Limitations for Violent Crimes

As with other states, California sets a limit on how much time the prosecution must bring a criminal case against someone whom they believe committed a violent crime. If the time limit expires before they file a case, the case will most likely be dismissed. The designated time limit for violent crimes in California depends on the offense.

The general time limits for violent crimes include:

  • No time limitapplies to crimes punishable by life imprisonment or death, including first-degree murder, rape, embezzlement of public money, and treason
  • 6 years applies to crimes punishable by a jail sentence of eight years or more
  • 3 years applies to other felonies
  • 1 year applies to misdemeanors

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Aggressive Representation for Violent Crime Charges

When you hire the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates, you can depend on us to evaluate your case from every angle to determine the right path forward. We carefully examine all the evidence to locate weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Whether your case can be resolved through negotiation, a plea bargain, or at trial, we have the resources necessary to obtain the best possible result.

Attorney Jason L. Johnson has the knowledge and experience to represent clients who are facing all types of violent crime charges, including:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Assault and battery
  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Weapon offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Representing Clients Accused of Violent Crimes in Tustin

In California, crimes involving the use of force against victims are considered violent crimes. Violent crimes can be prosecuted as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the offense. While robbery and simple assault might be charged as misdemeanors, numerous crimes such as murder, rape, assault with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping are classified as felonies. A conviction for a violent crime typically results in harsh penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. This type of offense can also count as a strike on your criminal record under California’s 3-strikes sentencing scheme. Under Penal Code Section 667, individuals who are convicted of three violent felonies can be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Whether this is your first violent crime charge or you third, it is crucial to obtain qualified legal representation from an attorney you can trust. When you work with the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates, you can be confident that your case is being handled in the most effective manner. Our Santa Ana violent crime lawyer has an in-depth understanding of the laws pertaining to your case and can help you build a strategic plan to get your charges reduced or dropped.

Call (714) 852-3858 to get an aggressive advocate on your side.

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  • Highly Educated

    Graduate From the Chapman University Fowler School of Law Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy Program, Which is Specifically Focused on Training Criminal Trial Attorneys.

  • Compassionate Representation

    We Do Everything In Our Power to Alleviate the Burden Make the Legal Process as Smooth as Possible.

  • Former Police Officer

    This Experience Provides Inside Us Knowledge on Police Procedure and the Criminal Justice System, Allowing Us to Better Serve Those at Risk Within the System.

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