If you have been charged with a violent crime, you could be facing lifelong consequences such as a significant jail or prison sentence and a permanent mark on your criminal record. Whether you are facing murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, robbery or domestic violence charges, it is critical to hire an experienced and skilled attorney to help you protect your rights and your future.
For more than 25 years, I, Thomas M. Bell, have represented people in Jacksonville and throughout Northeast Florida charged with a wide range of violent crimes. As a Jacksonville violent crime lawyer, I have tried more than 10 murder cases as well as attempted murder and sexual battery cases. I strongly believe this extensive trial experience gives my clients an advantage at all stages of their cases, from charging decisions, plea negotiations and, if necessary, trial.
To schedule a free consultation with me, call 904-354-0062.
Identifying and Developing Issues in Violent Crime Charges
If you have been arrested for a violent crime, it is in your best interest to exercise your constitutional right to silence and counsel. However, many people call a lawyer after they tried to explain their position to law enforcement (oftentimes in a recorded statement). The admissibility and interpretation of the statement, whether it be in a DUI case or first-degree murder, is often the single most important issue in your case.
My experience in handling homicide, sex and other serious crimes makes me effective in handling such issues as the admissibility of any statements you may have made. I tried one case that helps define the circumstances under which police can question individuals in custody on other crimes. I have called an expert witness on "false confessions" to help the jury understand circumstances that contribute to people confessing to crimes they did not commit.
Proven Litigation Experience
When your future and freedom are on the line, your attorney's experience and skill can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case. My extensive trial experience helps my clients in every aspect of the criminal justice system, from plea bargain negotiations to trial.
Look to me for aggressive defense against a wide range of federal and state violent criminal charges, including:
- Attempted murder
- Weapons charges
- Domestic violence
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated battery
- Rape charges
When you hire me to handle your case, you will always work directly with me throughout every step of your case. I will never pass your case off to an associate or paralegal. As a solo practitioner, I will give you the personalized, hands-on attention you need and deserve from your lawyer.
Contact a Duval County Murder Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have been charged with a violent crime, don't wait to consult with skilled legal counsel about your rights and options. To discuss your case with me in a free consultation, call 904-354-0062 or contact me online.