Arizona news channels reported recently that while the overall crime rate in Arizona is down, the number of violent crimes is up in the State. So what is a violent crime? There are a number of crimes that fall into the category of violent crimes including:
Domestic Violence – Domestic violence refers to any crime that occurs between, or involves, people in a relationship such as husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, brother and sister, etc. Domestic violence crimes can include assault, theft, harassment, etc.
Assault – Assault includes use of dangerous instruments such as knives or bats, as well as the use of a deadly weapon such as a firearm. Assault can also be defined as imposing serious bodily injury to another individual, inflicting wounds such as broken bones.
Kidnapping – Kidnapping in Arizona is defined by the illegal act of taking or removing a person against his or her will, usually by means of force, violence, or by the threat of violence.
Murder/Homicide – Murder is the most serious charge in an individual can face. Punishments include jail without probation and in some circumstances, the death penalty.
If you are the victim of violent crime, notify the proper authorities immediately. If you are facing charges for any of the above crimes, you must ensure that you enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney. At theNaegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, we are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive defense possible. We fight to prove the innocence of our clients, defend their rights, and ensure a fair trial.
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