Violent Crimes are often the most serious in terms of law enforcement’s utilization of resources, the quality of prosecution, and the severity of sentences. Violent crimes can range from simple Battery, to more serious felonies such as Child Abuse, Aggravated Battery, Manslaughter and Murder. Several defenses are available to these serious charges, and an experienced and skilled lawyer will explore all of them. Violent Crimes are often the target of “enhancements” which could increase the potential sentences if convicted. The use of a weapon or gun/firearm, the age of the alleged victim, and the motive behind the crime are just some examples of what factors could be used to enhance a sentence for a Violent Crime in Florida.
As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Bob Sombathy has represented thousands of clients charged with felonies. As a former Chief Homicide Prosecutor, Bob Sombathy was trusted with the most important and high profile cases in all of Criminal Court. Pre-trial motions and skilled negotiation are often useful strategies in obtaining a positive result for a client, but a lawyer must also have a proven track record in the courtroom so the client gets the best possible representation. Bob Sombathy has tried over 150 felony jury trials and is among the 1% of Florida lawyers who have earned Board Certification as a Criminal Trial Law Specialist as designated by The Florida Bar.