According the FBI’s uniform crime reporting (UCR) program, violent crimes are composed of the four crimes listed below. These violent crimes are distinguished in the UCR Program as offenses that involve force or threat of force.
- Murder and manslaughter
- Forcible rape
- Aggravated assault
Violent Crimes in Ohio carry steep penalties, but charges can be properly defended or mitigated by a self-defense plea or showing provocation. With the help of experienced legal counsel, some charges can be dismissed and others pled down. For this reason, it is important to protect yourself from unjust and unfounded charges by hiring an experienced trial lawyer willing to look at the case through your eyes.
At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of a violent crime, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced peer-rated lawyer.