My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Illinois and Iowa. My philosophy I founded Puryear Law. P.C. to provide clients with... more
My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Illinois and Iowa. My philosophy I founded Puryear Law. P.C. to provide clients with professional, prompt, and diligent legal services. I firmly believe that the role of an attorney is to help his clients with the many legal issues that each of us faces in the modern world, and to do so in a way that b... 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.