Civil rights are rights guaranteed to the individual by amendments to the Constitution. They recognize and protect fundamental freedoms to all individuals regardless of social status or race. Many fundamental rights deal with the rights of those accused of crimes and represent limitation on the government’s ability to interfere with our lives.
A crime of violence is a crime in which an offender uses or threatens force upon a victim. Violent crimes may, or may not, be committed with weapons. They require in many cases mandatory minimum jail sentences or continuing requirements post conviction. Particular effort needs to be made in defending these crimes because of the possibility of a long sentence.
There’s a long road to travel between them placing handcuffs on you and a final courtroom verdict. By working with an attorney experienced in drug offenses and felonies, a strong defense can be mounted that requires the state prove every aspect of its case. There will also be opportunities to negotiate with prosecutors and agree to an acceptable disposition based on the facts. At the law offices of J. Clay LeJeune, we’ll fight to protect your rights.