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Violent Crimes
Assault/Battery/Violent Crimes
Violent crimes are very serious charges. Convictions for certain violent crimes have more serious sentencing than non-violent crimes. For example, a person convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm will have to serve 85% of the sentence while a person convicted of aggravated battery without a weapon may only have to serve 50% of his sentence.

Villalobos & Associates is experienced in challenging the factors that can bump these from 50% charges to 85% charges. For example, a judge may be be able to bump up certain charges (home invasion, aggravated discharge of a firearm, etc.) to 85% when there is a finding that the victim suffered great bodily harm. For this reason, it is important to have an attorney who has experience with sentencing as well as with defending the actual crimes.