Violent crimes are those when the defendants action could cause physical injury to the victim. These crimes vary depending on the relationship between the defendant and the victim and the severity of the injury caused.
Assault & Battery
- Simple Assault – This is the least serious form of assault charged and is usually a misdemeanor.
- Assault With A Deadly Weapon – Learn about this very serious charge including what items constitute “deadly weapons.”
- Assault With A Firearm – Find comprehensive information about an assault with a firearm here.
- Assault By Means Likely To Produce Great Bodily Injury – This is a very serious offense which is always a straight felony.
- Battery – Understand this law which is the harmful or offenseive touching of another human being.
- Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury – Learn about what constitutes a serious bodily injury under California law.
- Battery On A Peace Officer – This article explains the additional implications of committing a battery against a peace officer.
- Resisting An Executive Officer – This article outlines penal code 69 including the elements, defenses and penalties to this crime.
- Domestic Violence – Learn about the laws and how they are applied in these types of cases.
- Domestic Battery – This crime is prosecuted under a different code section than domestic violence.
- Violation Of A Protective Order – Get information on the laws and defenses to charges of violating a protective order.
- Reasons Prosecutors May Drop Domestic Violence Or Domestic Battery Charges – Read about 5 reasons a prosecutor may drop a domestic violence case.
- Will The Prosecutor Drop Domestic Violence Charges If The Victim Recants – Find out how a victim recanting a statement can affect a domestic violence case.
Informational Videos On Violent Crimes
Non-Fatal Crimes Against People
- Kidnapping: Learn about California’s laws on kidnapping.
- Kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking: This article explains the penalty enhancement for a carjacking.
- False Imprisonment: Find out the legal defenses and penalties for penal code 273(a)
- Criminal Threats: Read about how California applies its criminal threat laws.
- Mayhem: Understand the elements, defense and penalties for the crime of mayhem.
- Aggravated Mayhem: California’s criminal law for penal code 203.
- Torture: This article explains the legal elements of the crime of torture and its penalties.
- Elder Abuse: Learn about what constitutes elder abuse under California law.
- Criminal Hazing: This article explains California’s criminal hazing law which was enacted in 2006.
- Robbery: Detailed explanation of this crime and its legal elements.
- Murder – Penal Code 187: Learn about the elements of this crime as well as defenses and penalties.
- Involuntary Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(b): Understand the difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
- Voluntary Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(a): Find out about California’s laws for this crime.