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Protecting Your Future

Violent Offenses

Although there is no specific definition for the term "violent crime," these (and sex crimes) are generally the most serious crimes. Other than misdemeanor battery charges, all violent crimes are felonies. Below is a list of violent crimes and their corresponding sentences.

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated Battery Or Aggravated Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Robbery


Lastly, most violent crimes involve some level of victim injury. In Florida, a distinction is made at sentencing as to whether this injury was slight, moderate, or severe. This is often something that an attorney can negotiate and greatly impacts the ultimate sentence.