Crimes Against a Person

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Crimes against a person can mean many different types of charges. These include, but are not limited to:

The violent nature of these crimes and the way they are generally looked upon by society has brought about stiff penalties for those that are convicted. The reality of this comes home when a defendant is found guilty and their life is forever changed for the worst. Attorney Leonard Matsuk has the hard-won experience that a skilled Long Beach criminal defense attorney should have in order to protect your rights and provide you with a successful defense.

The term "person", in law, is interpreted as the freedom of an individual to move about willfully and refers to the integrity and health of the body. If an individual imprisons or harms another's person wrongfully, this is considered a crime. At times, just the threat of harm can be a crime of this nature and will be prosecuted as such. Attempting to harm another, even if the attempt is not successful, can be a crime against a person.

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The punishments and penalties for these crimes vary greatly according to what was done, any prior convictions and other circumstances. Jail or prison time will be a likely consequence of conviction. In severe cases, life in prison with or without the possibility of parole can await an individual who is found guilty. A murder charge with special allegations can result in the death penalty. Stiff fines and permanent criminal records commonly accompany convictions of crimes against a person.

Solely because you are accused of the crime, does not mean you will be found guilty. Thorough investigation of your case can reveal improper actions on the part of law enforcement. Review of the evidence may show flaws that can be exposed in the prosecutor's case. With over 30 years of experience in Long Beach and the surrounding areas and over 300 cases brought before judges and juries, Leonard Matsuk would like to put his experience to work for you.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Long Beach when competent legal representation is needed in defense against any violent crime charges.