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Crimes Against Person

Crimes Against a Person

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Long Beach

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

Kidnapping, carjacking, arson, and manslaughter are other examples of crimes against a person, as they relate to directly causing violence against an individual. 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 40 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.

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Take a look at our most recent wins!
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  • Not Guilty Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home
  • Informal Probation Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft
  • Charges Dismissed Client Accused of Being an Accomplice to Theft

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Hear from our former clients about their experience with the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk. We are proud to protect the rights of the accused and be their trusted advocates in their time of need. Experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of case types, we are prepared to defend you.

  • “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    - Judge
  • “I would recommend him to my family and closest friends.”
    My case was a complex felony case. Mr. Matsuk quickly learned all the facts and was well versed in the law. He spent quality time with me and seemed to genuinely care about me and my outcome. He had quality advice and insight based on his many years of experience. He got me the very best outcome. I am very satisfied with his services and representation and would highly recommend him to anyone - including my closest friends and family.
    - Scott
  • “One of the best lawyers in California!”
    An awesome, exceptional and focused attorney that will work for a fair and equitable outcome for his client. Our family will always trust Mr. Matsuk in representing our family's interest in All legal matters. He kept our son from going to prison for seven years. He got sentenced reduced to one year in Los Angeles County Jail.
    - Former Client
  • “Thank you Mr. Matsuk”
    I would highly recommend Mr. Matsuk and his very capable staff Lisa and Sue for needed legal services. Mr. Matsuk clearly explained all aspects of my case with truth and understanding. The results were positive and my experience was the same. Thank you sir.
    - Gilda