Outstanding Defense Lawyers For Tough Criminal Cases

Salinas Violent Crimes Defense Attorney

150+ Years of Combined Experience Handling Violent Crimes Cases

Violent crimes are a serious offense in the eyes of California law and will be punished as such upon conviction. Any act that involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or prop­erty of another is considered a violent crime. It also includes any other felony offense that involves a substantial risk of inflicting physical force against the person or property of another.

Simply put, anything that could harm or potentially harm another person or their property can result in a violent crimes charge. Our qualified attorneys are exclusively devoted to criminal defense, including violent crimes, which is why you should contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your case.

Any accusation of violence requires immediate attention, even if you are innocent, so act quickly and call us at (831) 704-1852.

Types of Violent Crimes

Violent crimes come in various forms and degrees of seriousness. We are well-versed in defending all types of violent crimes, including:

  • Murder or voluntary manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Oral copulation
  • Lewd or lascivious acts
  • Any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life
  • Any felony in which the defendant inflicts great bodily injury on any person other than an accomplice who has been charged and proved
  • Any robbery
  • Arson
  • Sexual penetration
  • Attempted murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with the intent to commit a specified felony
  • Continuous sexual abuse of a child
  • Carjacking
  • Rape, spousal rape, or sexual penetration
  • Extortion
  • Threats to victims or witnesses
  • Any burglary of the first degree, wherein it is charged and proved that another person other than an accomplice was present in the residence during commission of the burglary

California’s Three Strikes Law

The state’s Three Strikes sentencing law originally required that a “ … defendant convicted of any new felony, having suffered one prior conviction of a serious felony, [be] sentenced to state prison for twice the term otherwise provided for the crime. If the defendant was convicted of any felony with two or more prior strikes, the law mandated a state prison term of at least 25 years to life.

In 2012, however, the law was revised as such:

  • The requirements for sentencing a defendant as a third strike offender were changed to 25 years to life by requiring the new felony to be a serious or violent felony with two or more prior strikes.
  • Defendants currently serving a third strike sentence may petition the court for reduction of their term to a second strike sentence if they would have been eligible for second strike sentencing under the new law.

This means that if you have a history of prior convictions for non-violent felonies, your third “strike” will be a sentence of 25 years to life if it is a serious or violent felony.

Defending Violent Crime Accusations

We will tailor our legal counsel to benefit your specific violent crimes case. Each case is different and requires personalized defense strategies designed to challenge the unique accusations that have been made against the defendant.

Depending on the nature of your offense and the events involved, one or more of the following defense strategies may be applicable to your case:

  • Self-defense
  • Misidentification
  • Intoxication
  • Faulty police investigation
  • Mistake of fact
  • You didn’t do it

After meeting with you for a thorough review of your charges and the circumstances that led to them, we will be able to determine the best and most strategic approach to take when preparing your defense.

Do Yourself a Favor & Retain Our Legal Counsel

Once you decide to hire The Worthington Law Centre to defend your violent crimes case, we will immediately start working on analyzing your situation from start to finish. We will listen to your side of the story and explore the details of your investigation to gather every detail of your alleged offense. From there, our expert violent crimes lawyer will strategize tough defenses intended to weaken the prosecution’s attacks and increase your chances of getting an innocent verdict.

Don’t wait too long, your liberties are at stake. Call us at (831) 704-1852 or schedule an appointment online.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Receives Misdemeanor Treatment 19 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Mexican Immigrant Charged with Forcible Rape and Facing Prison and Deportation
    Receives Misdemeanor Treatment After Attorneys Argue He Had Been Denied Due Process of Law
  • Probation and Not Required to Register 21 Year Old College Student Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender
  • Not Guilty 23 Counts of Insurance Fraud and Perjury
  • Probation 24 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 7 Years in State Prison for Bank Robbery
  • Probation 26 Year Old Man Facing over 7 Years in Prison
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty Verdict Armed Robbery

Our Testimonials

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  • “In closing, your firm lived up to the reputation of why I hired you and I will always recommend Worthington Law firm if anyone I know needs legal service.”

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  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

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  • “The hard work, your time, your perseverance, your dedication and your efforts, helped in the end result of Emma’s Case.”

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  • “I can’t express enough how satisfied I was with your services and your professional staff. ”

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  • “From the very beginning of my legal tribulation, Mr. Brian Worthington and his team- showed genuine interest.”

    Lee

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  • “I personally feel you did a superb job, and I thank you once again. ”

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  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

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  • “Hard work, diligence and perseverance. ”

    Scott

  • “This has been anxiety-filled process, but we could not imagine having hired a better firm to get us though this process. Our gratitude for everything.”

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  • “My family and I will never forget all that you and your staff have done for us.”

    August J S.