Violent Crimes

Tampa Lawyers for Defense of Violent Crimes

At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., our attorneys represent people facing charges of involvement in violent crime. These charges range from misdemeanors to felonies with serious consequences. Regardless of the charges you face, we are well prepared to help you build a strong defense:

  • False imprisonment
  • Witness tampering
  • Kidnapping
  • Weapons offenses/violent crimes involving firearms
  • Guns
  • Robbery/armed robbery
  • Rape and sexual battery
  • Assault/ battery
  • Domestic violence

Many of the cases we handle involve accusations of domestic violence. We understand how difficult these allegations can be on our clients. In addition to the personal stress often felt, people accuse face the possibility of no bond and no contact with the victim — especially if restraining order has been issued. We can motion the Judge to grant a reasonable bond and lift the no contact order.

10-20-Life — Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

Florida law places harsh consequences on violent crimes involving firearms. The Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Legislature has created a sentencing structure widely publicized as 10-20-life, which mandates a minimum of 10 years in prison for certain felonies where the offender possesses a firearm. It mandates a minimum of 20 years in prison when the firearm is discharged. If someone is injured or killed, the minimum sentence becomes 25 years to life in prison.

With potential sentences so serious, it is critical that you work with an experienced lawyer. At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., our attorneys have handled thousands of criminal defense cases. They are former prosecutors who know the law both from the state’s perspective and that of the defense.

In your free initial consultation at our Tampa law office, we will review with you the sentencing guidelines for crimes in Florida. The jail time you are facing may depend on the severity of the charge and your prior record.

Use Experience to Fight for Justice

To get started on your violent crime defense, call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, at 813.258.4878 or complete our online contact form for a free initial consultation. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience. For criminal law and DUI cases, payment plans are available, and we accept all major credit cards.