All criminal behavior is considered to be morally reprehensible. However, crimes involving violence are viewed the most harshly. While some forms of crime can be attributed to drug addiction or poverty, few will excuse the actions of one who purposely inflicts physical harm on another. The state of Florida aggressively pursues charges in such matters and little sympathy will be shown to offenders. These charges are subject to harsh penalties, including prison time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. Retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help to ensure that your rights remain protected. Omar Abdelghany is a Panama City attorney who handles cases involving violent crimes. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. Omar also services all of Bay County, Florida.
Panama City attorney handling misdemeanor and felony violent crime cases
The state of Florida prosecutes many different forms of violent conduct. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a defendant may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The level of charges will depend on the severity of the conduct, the defendant’s criminal history, whether a weapon was used, the extent of the victim’s injuries, etc. Some examples of violent crime are:
Defendants charged with a crime of violence will typically have a first appearance before the Judge within twenty-four hours of their initial arrest. If the Judge finds probable cause that the accused committed the crime then a trial date will be set after a “not guilty” plea is entered. The defense will be provided with any witness statements, arrest reports, and other evidence that the prosecution is required to share. Cases involving violent crimes often hinge on statements given by witnesses or provided by the defendant. If this information is unlawfully obtained, then counsel may seek to have the evidence excluded. Further, it may be found that the violent conduct was the product of self-defense. If a dismissal or resolution cannot be obtained, then the case will continue to trial. These matters are highly sensitive and can be quite complicated. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you have been arrested for any of these offenses.
Omar is a Panama City attorney. At your initial consultation, he will listen to your side of the story and help you to understand how the case is likely to proceed. Offenses involving violence sometimes involve acts of self-defense or faulty eyewitness identifications. Omar will view the scene of the incident if possible, obtain all available evidence, and interview any potential witnesses. If he believes that officers gained an eyewitness ID through overly suggestive procedures then he will file all appropriate Motions with the Court. He will thoroughly examine the officers at the evidentiary hearing. If a dismissal or resolution cannot be obtained, then he will not hesitate to take your matter to trial. He will argue to the jury as to why you were defending yourself or, in fact, you are simply not guilty. Omar prides himself on the fact that he will personally handle your case from beginning to end. He will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and we promise a high level of service to each and every client we serve.
Criminal defense attorney personally serving those charged with a violent crime in Panama City
Being charged with a violent crime can be especially stressful. You need a lawyer that understands the impact that such an offense can have on your future. This is why Omar strives to provide the highest levels of service and dedication to his clients. He will personally handle the details of your case and will provide regular attorney-client communication while doing so. This includes giving out his cell number, promptly responding to messages, and making himself available to answer your questions. We promise this level of service in every case we handle in the Panama City area.
Omar also serves clients in the Bay County cities of Callaway, Lynn Haven, and Panama City Beach as well as Calhoun County residents in Blountstown, Holmes County residents in Bonifay, Gulf County residents in Port St. Joe, Okaloosa County residents in Destin, Jackson County residents in Marianna, and Washington County residents in Chipley. He is also licensed to practice in federal court before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.