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Violent Crimes


Defending Against Violent Crime Charges in California

Being charged with a violent crime is a serious matter, as a conviction can have life-altering consequences. If you are facing charges, let The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia be your advocate. While I cannot guarantee any outcome, Ican assure you that I will exhaust every resource to defend your rights and freedoms. Since 2014, I have helped thousands of clients and navigated many incredibly complex criminal cases. I am confident that I have the skill and know-how to help you too. To confidentially discuss your situation, do not hesitate to reach out to my firm today. I am available 24/7 and provide free initial consultations. 

Call me at (707) 659-0901 or submit an online contact form. I represent clients throughout Sonoma County. 

Types of Violent Crime Charges in California

Often referred to as “crimes against people,” violent crimes include actions that cause physical harm to another individual and put their life or safety at risk. Courts can even consider the threat of harm as a violent crime. 

Types of violent crime in California include, but are not limited to: 

I have handled cases involving the crimes listed above and many others. In every situation, I have advocated for our clients and fought for their side of the story. I have argued cases in over 50 jury trials and has maintained a 90% success rate. 

What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in California?

California heavily penalizes those who are convicted of violent crimes. 

Convictions can result in:

  • Years, decades, or even life in prison.
  • Fines that can amount to $50,000 or more.
  • Restitution payments to the plaintiff or their family. 
  • Probation. 

Beyond these penalties, a misdemeanor or felony conviction can impact a person throughout their entire life. This is because convictions can limit a person's employment opportunities, housing options, ability to vote, and right to possess firearms. Additionally, some convictions may restrict a person’s immigration status, making it more challenging to gain citizenship or obtain a visa.

Contact Our Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer in Santa Rosa Today

Being arrested for any crime can be a scary experience. In these moments, it is vital to remember you have rights you can assert. During the arrest and after you have the right to remain silent and not say anything to police until you have spoken with an attorney. Although you should exercise this right, it is equally important to cooperate with the police and avoid doing anything that could make it seem like you are resisting arrest. 

Another right you ought to assert is your right to an attorney. As soon as possible, seek the help of a trustworthy defense lawyer. The earlier you do, the better. An experienced lawyer can offer you counsel and ensure police and other officials do not infringe on your rights. For a violent crimes defense attorney in Santa Rosa that will fiercely advocate for you in crucial moments, turn to The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia. 

Schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation today. Call (707) 659-0901 or contact us online.

Have Questions?

Criminal Defense FAQ
  • I am innocent—do I still need a criminal defense attorney?
    Yes! If you have been arrested there is a chance you may be convicted, even if you truly did nothing wrong. Having a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia on your side can aggressively fight to protect you from false charges. An experienced attorney can make all the difference when standing up for you so your choice of representation is a very important one.
  • What is the difference between probation and parole?
    Parole takes place after a person has spent time in prison, whereas probation may be used as an actual alternative criminal sentence. Parole is usually used to monitor a person who has been released from jail. Probation is a criminal sentence for those convicted of lesser offenses.
  • How does the prosecution determine the charges I will face?
    The prosecution will look to convict you on charges they feel have sufficient evidence for a conviction. A case will typically be dropped if the prosecution feels that there is not enough evidence to reach a conviction. What constitutes enough evidence to the prosecutor is up to their discretion.
  • What is a grand jury?
    Grand juries are made up of individuals used to determine if enough evidence exists in order to take a case to trial. A grand jury will use witness testimony, documentation, and other evidence in reaching its determination. The grand jury will decide whether the case will go to trial in the end.
  • Will I be arrested for refusing to give police a statement?
    Exercising you right to silence cannot be used against you. You are protected from testifying against yourself by the Fifth Amendment. If a police officer is trying to intimidate you into giving a statement, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney immediately.


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