JIM PARKMAN, co-founding partner of Parkman White, LLC, offers an incredible... more
JIM PARKMAN, co-founding partner of Parkman White, LLC, offers an incredible background of experience in successfully defending high-profile clients on charges ranging from white collar crime to public corruption to murder. Mr. Parkman has handled cases including a high-level health services executive accused of accounting fraud, a powerful Swedish businessman charged with embezzlement, a form... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.