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Defense Against Violent Crime Charges

Tama Beth Kudman has extensive experience defending individuals under investigation and/or prosecution for violent crimes in both state and federal courts. When you are accused of committing a violent crime such as battery, assault or domestic violence, there is a lot at stake. The sentences following a conviction are severe, threatening your freedom and reputation. It is essential that you hire experienced and knowledgeable defense counsel.

The most common types of violent crimes include:

  • Murder/homicide/manslaughter: Homicide is the killing of one person by another. The term can encompass criminal and noncriminal killings such as murder, killing in self-defense and manslaughter.
  • Aggravated assault or battery: Aggravated assault is a misdemeanor assault with the added element of either the use of a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a felony.
  • Domestic violence: Domestic violence is any criminal offense that leads to violence against a family member, a person in the household or a romantic partner.
  • Weapons offenses: The term “gun offense” is relatively broad and refers to any unlawful activity committed with the use of a firearm.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: In Florida, vehicular manslaughter is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Sexual battery and rape: The court system in Florida is known for aggressively prosecuting sex crimes. Since many cases are based on the word of one person versus another, it’s critical to have an experienced attorney like Tama Beth Kudman on your side.
  • Child abuse: Charges of child abuse cover a broad range of physical and mental abuse, including driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
  • Resisting arrest: In Florida, any attempt to resist or obstruct a law enforcement officer from making an arrest can be considered resisting arrest, whether violence is involved or not.

Potential Punishments For Violent Crimes

Most violent crimes are felonies. Punishment can include imprisonment, fines and additional civil prosecution. Only a first-degree murder conviction can result in a death penalty, but life in jail and sentences of 30 years or more are not uncommon. These types of severe penalties are usually related to the testimony from eyewitnesses and experts. Attorney Kudman has more than 25 years of experience challenging testimony and fighting for reduced charges and penalties in violent crime charges.

Get Experienced Legal Help Today

No matter what type of criminal allegation you are facing, Tama Beth Kudman has the experience and knowledge to aggressively defend you against your charges. Call 561-209-1461 or fill out the online contact form to set up a consultation.