It’s an all too common scenario: A night out, a few drinks, and suddenly an argument escalates into physical violence. Although it may have only been a momentary loss of control, you will be held responsible for your actions. You may not consider yourself a violent person, but that doesn’t change the fact that you can be charged with a violent crime and face the possibility of years, or even decades, in prison.
At Higgins Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of Iowans charged with assault and violent crimes. We put our experience, skill and resources to work taking on the prosecution. By gathering all the facts, we can determine the strength of the charges against you, potentially structure a plea agreement or if necessary, aggressively fight for you during litigation.
More than just the prospect of facing a prison sentence, there are personal, professional and social consequences to being accused or convicted of a violent crime. In many cases, a social stigma may follow you throughout your neighborhood or community. You may have a difficult time finding employment, finding a landlord who will accept your application or a variety of other scenarios where your criminal record can come into question.
Oftentimes, charges result from false or exaggerated accusations. When two people, particularly a man and woman who are intimately involved with one another, get into an altercation, accusations of violence can quickly turn a minor issue into a felony matter. Don’t risk being falsely convicted of a serious crime; contact our law firm as soon as possible to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.
Actions often speak louder than words, but in the eyes of the law, the mere threat of physical violence is enough to land you in serious trouble. When you find yourself accused of a violent act, protect yourself and your reputation with legal representation from our attorney.