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Violent Crimes

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines violent crime to include aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape, non-negligent manslaughter, and murder. Under California law, "violent crime" is generally defined more broadly to include any offense that involves force or a threat of force such as Assault, Battery, Sexual Battery, Abuse of an Elder or Dependent Adult, Abuse of a Spouse, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse.

Attorneys for Violent Crimes in San Francisco

If you were arrested for any type of violent crime, including assault, battery, or child abuse, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, CA. Call Ticket Crushers for a free consultation to find out more about the charges pending against you, the potential penalties, and important defenses that might apply in your case.

Call us for a free consultation either on the phone or in the office. Let us put our experienced to work for you. Call 1 (866) 842-5384 today. 


Types of Violent Crimes in California

The attorneys at Ticket Crushers represent clients on a wide variety of violent crimes prosecuted in San Francisco, CA, and throughout the surrounding areas of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including: 

A. Simple Assault

1. Simple Assault under Penal Code § 240

2. Assault with Deadly Weapon or Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury under Penal Code §§ 240, 245(a)(1)-(4) & (b)

3. Assault with Stun Gun or Less Lethal Weapon under Penal Code §§ 240 & 244.5(b)

4. Assault with Caustic Chemicals under Penal Code, § 244
 
5. Assault on Specified People

a. Assault on Firefighter or Peace Officer with Deadly Weapon or Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury under Penal Code §§ 240 & 245(c) & (d)

b. Assault on Firefighter or Peace Officer with Stun Gun or Less Lethal Weapon under Penal Code, §§ 240 & 244.5(c)

c. Assault on Custodial Officer with Deadly Weapon or Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury under Penal Code, §§ 240, 245 & 245.3

d. Assault on Transportation Personnel or Passenger with Deadly Weapon or Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury under Penal Code §§ 240, 245 & 245.2

6. Simple Assault in a Certain Location or on a Specified People

a. Assault on Firefighter, Peace Officer or Other Specified Victim (Penal Code §§ 240 & 241)

b. Assault on Custodial Officer under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.1

c. Assault on Military Personnel under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.8

d. Assault on School District Peace Officer under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.4

e. Assault on School Employee under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.6

f. Assault on Juror under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.7

g. Assault Committed on School or Park Property under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.2

h. Assault Committed on Public Transportation Provider's Property or Vehicle under Penal Code §§ 240 & 241.3

7. Assault with the Intent to Commit Another Crime

a. Assault with Intent to Commit Specified Crimes while Committing First Degree Burglary under Penal Code §§ 220(a) & (b)

b. Assault with Intent to Commit Mayhem under Penal Code § 220(a)

B. Battery

1. Simple Battery under Penal Code § 242

2. Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243(d))

3. Battery Causing Injury to Specified Victim Not a Peace Officer (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243(b)-(c)(1))

4. Battery in a Certain Location or on a Specified Person

a. Battery against Peace Officer (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243(b) & (c)(2))

b. Battery against Custodial Officer (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.1)

c. Simple Battery on Military Personnel (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.10)

d. Battery against Transportation Personnel or Passenger (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.3)

e. Battery against School Employee (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.6)

f.  Battery against a Juror (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.7)

g. Battery Committed on School, Park, or Hospital Property (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.2)

5. Types of Sexual Battery

a. Sexual Battery: Felony (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.4(a) & (d))

b. Sexual Battery on Institutionalized Victim (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.4(b) & (d))

c. Sexual Battery: By Fraudulent Representation (Penal Code §§ 242 & 243.4(c))

d. Sexual Battery: Misdemeanor (Penal Code § 243.4(e)(1))

C. Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult

1. Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult Likely to Produce Great Bodily Harm or Death under Penal Code § 368(b)(1))

2. Abuse of Elder or Dependent Adult under Penal Code § 368(c))

D. Abuse of a Spouse

1. Inflicting Injury on Spouse, Cohabitant, or Fellow Parent Resulting in Traumatic Condition under Penal Code § 273.5(a))

2. Simple Battery: Against Spouse, Cohabitant, or Fellow Parent under Penal Code § 243(e)(1))

E. Abuse of a Child

1. Child Abuse (Misdemeanor under Penal Code § 273a(b)) 

2. Inflicting Physical Punishment on Child under Penal Code § 273d(a)

3. Assault Causing Death of Child

F. Other California Violent Crimes

1. Mayhem and Aggravated Mayhem

2. Torture


Additional Resources

Publications for Violent Crime Rates in California — Visit the Public Policy Institute of California to learn more about why the violent crime rate in the State of California has dropped to its lowest level since 1967. Although the crime rate rose considerably from 1960 to 1980 and then again in 1992, it has continued to drop since 1992. In 2014, 61 percent of violent crimes in California were aggravated assaults, 32 percent were robberies, 6 percent were rapes, and 1 percent were homicides. The County of San Francisco, with a population of 797,983 people, had 6,030 violent crimes reported, making the violent crime rate 7.56 per 1,000 persons in San Francisco County. The City of San Francisco, with a population of 820,363 people, had 5,777 violent crimes reported for a violent crime rate per 1,000 people of 7.04.


Finding an Attorney for Violent Crimes in San Francisco, CA

The attorneys at Ticket Crushers represent clients on a variety of violent crimes in San Francisco, CA. Violent crimes including the use of force or even a threat of using force against another person. We also represent clients on gun charges for improperly shooting or brandishing a firearm and other weapon charges in San Francisco.

Call Ticket Crushers at 1 (866) 842-5384 today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Let us put our experience to work for you.

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Ticket Crushers San Francisco Location at 5001 Geary Blvd in San Francisco
5001 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118