Violent crimes are among the worst that you can be accused of committing. Why? They’re seen as immoral, which makes them even more disgraceful in the eyes of the court.
Many violent crimes have harsh penalties upon conviction. You might face many years in prison or heavy fines.
According to a 2018 chart of Wisconsin’s violent crime rates, there were approximately 320 offenses per 100,000 population. That is well below the United States’s level, which was 394 per 100,000. Interestingly, the violent crime rate in Wisconsin is at its highest in over a decade based on the 2018 rates, while violent crime in America has decreased significantly in the last decade.
What should you do if you’re accused of a violent crime in Wisconsin?
Seeing the increase in violent crimes in Wisconsin should tell you that the authorities may start to crack down on suspects. When the state’s crime rate increases year over year, it’s necessary to start making changes.
If you are accused of a crime, make sure you speak with your attorney as soon as you can. With legislation always changing, it’s going to be necessary to continue learning about changing laws and what they could mean for your case.
Your attorney will help by looking into your case and identifying the exact charges you face. Once you know this, it’s easier to fight back and protect your interests. In fact, you may be able to reduce the charges against you or have them eliminated completely. Our site has more on violent crimes in Wisconsin and what to do if you’re charged.
See our violent crimes service page to get help now.
Have you been involved in a violent crime? Contact Levine Law.