Violent Crime Defense Lawyers Serving Citizens of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Manatee

Violent Crime Attorneys – Kelly McCabe and Joe Uccello

Have you been charged with a violent crime in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Land O’ Lakes or Sarasota, Florida you need to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Being arrested and convicted for a any of the following violent crimes in the state of Florida, will result in a lengthy incarceration or, if you have been charged and are found guilty in a capital murder case in Tampa, St. Petersburg, in Pasco County or Sarasota/Manatee you could face the death penalty.

Call Tampa Bay’s criminal defense and trial lawyers, Kelly McCabe and Joe Uccello promptly. Before you speak to authorities, be sure you have an attorney present. Your future depends on you and your criminal defense attorney’s ability and experience to provide you with an aggressive defense while protecting your rights.

We represent clients who have been charged with the following violent crimes:

(1) An “assault” is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.

(2) Whoever commits an assault shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(1)(a) A person commits aggravated battery who, in committing battery:
1. Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; or

2. Uses a deadly weapon.

(b) A person commits aggravated battery if the person who was the victim of the battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant.

(2) Whoever commits aggravated battery shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

“Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

(i) “Victim” means a person who has been the object of a sexual offense.

(1) “Robbery” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.

(2)(a) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(c) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(1) “Carjacking” means the taking of a motor vehicle which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the motor vehicle, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.

(2)(a) If in the course of committing the carjacking the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the carjacking is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) If in the course of committing the carjacking the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, then the carjacking is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(3)(a) An act shall be deemed “in the course of committing the carjacking” if it occurs in an attempt to commit carjacking or in flight after the attempt or commission.

(b) An act shall be deemed “in the course of the taking” if it occurs either prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to the taking of the property and if it and the act of taking constitute a continuous series of acts or events.

  • Murder and attempted murder
    (Source: Florida Statutes)
    782.02
    Justifiable use of deadly force.
    782.03
    Excusable homicide.
    782.035
    Abrogation of common-law rule of evidence known as “year-and-a-day rule.”
    782.04
    Murder.
    782.051
    Attempted felony murder.
    782.065
    Murder; law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer.
    782.07
    Manslaughter; aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult; aggravated manslaughter of a child; aggravated manslaughter of an officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.
    782.071
    Vehicular homicide.
    782.072
    Vessel homicide.
    782.08
    Assisting self-murder.
    782.081
    Commercial exploitation of self-murder.
    782.09
    Killing of unborn child by injury to mother.
    782.11
    Unnecessary killing to prevent unlawful act.
    782.34
    Partial-birth abortion.
  • Manslaughter: 782.07
    (Source Florida Statutes)
    Manslaughter; aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult; aggravated manslaughter of a child; aggravated manslaughter of an officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.—
  • Kidnapping:
    (Source Florida Statutes)
    CHAPTER 787 KIDNAPPING; FALSE IMPRISONMENT; LURING OR ENTICING A CHILD; CUSTODY OFFENSES
    787.01
    Kidnapping; kidnapping of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.
    787.02
    False imprisonment; false imprisonment of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.
    787.025
    Luring or enticing a child.
    787.03
    Interference with custody.
    787.04
    Removing minors from state or concealing minors contrary to state agency order or court order.
    787.06
    Human trafficking.
    787.07
    Human smuggling.
  • Abuse of Children
    (
    Source Florida Statutes)
    Chapter 827
    In Florida, “Child abuse” is defined as an intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child; an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child; or active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.

If You Are Charged and Convicted of a Violent Crime or Capital Murder in Tampa Bay, Florida – Sentencing Possibilities for first, second and third degree violent crime felonies in the State of Florida

  • A felony of the first degree – Up to 30 years to life in prison plus fines up to $10,000.
  • Capital murder – Possible death penalty.
  • A second-degree felony – up to 15 years in prison plus fines up to $10,000.
  • Third-degree felony – Up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000

Don’t wait to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer when you’ve been charged with a violent crime. Do not speak to investigators without an attorney present. Hire violent crime lawyer in Tampa, St. Petersburg. Criminal defense attorneys McCabe & Uccello can help you navigate through your charges. Call 727-824-5727 today to arrange a consultation and case review.