Violent Crime Defense
Jacksonville Aggravated Assault Defense Attorneys
If you are facing serious charges of a violent felony offense, contact the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes in Jacksonville. Our attorneys have the legal knowledge and tactical skill necessary to help you resolve the charges against you on the most favorable terms possible.
In northeast Florida, there is usually a period of five to fifteen days between the arrest and the filing of formal charges by the prosecution. At our firm, we regard this period as a valuable opportunity to make sure that the police are not the only source of information that determines the prosecutor's charging decisions. the sooner we get involved in your defense, the better our opportunity can be to present the facts that can prevent the most serious charges from being filed against you.
Our early engagement strategy can help achieve good results for our clients in cases such as the following:
the prosecution can use evidence of a firearm as an aggravating factor in making the decision to file particular charges, and in most cases, the so-called "10-20-life" rules will apply. This refers to the length in years for the minimum mandatory sentences for first, second, and third convictions of violent crimes involving guns.
At the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes, we investigate and present evidence of the mitigating factors that favor our client's position at every possible opportunity--while the prosecutor is considering how to charge the case, at bail or bond hearings, throughout the pretrial motions process, at trial, and when necessary, at sentencing. these tactics have proved to be highly successful for many of our clients facing the risk of long prison sentences on charges such as gun possession or aggravated assault. For additional information about our ability to help you resolve your legal problem, contact the Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers at our office for a free consultation.