Florida Violent Crime Attorney

Florida Violent Crime Attorney

If you are arrested for a violent crime in Florida, the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A. is ready to help you build a strong defense.

Call (305) 403-7323 or contact us online to speak with an experienced criminal law attorney today.

Aggressive Defense Counsel for Violent Crimes in Florida

The criminal justice system seeks swift punishment for violent offenders. If you are charged with a federal violent crime, you face the harshest penalties of the law. Without experienced legal counsel, you could spend the rest of your life behind bars. At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, P.A., we understand exactly what you are up against. To help you construct a solid criminal defense we leave no stone unturned. Whether you are arrested for kidnapping, murder, or any other violent offense, we are ready to help you fight back.


Federal jurisdiction applies to kidnapping cases under the following circumstances:

  • The victim is willfully transported in interstate or foreign commerce
  • The crime occurs within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States
  • The crime occurs within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States
  • The victim is a foreign official, an internationally protected person, or an official guest as those terms are defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1116(b)
  • The victim is a Federal officer or employee designated in 18 U.S.C. § 1114
  • International parental kidnapping in which the victim is a child under the age of 16 years.

In most cases, federal jurisdiction does not apply to kidnapping cases where a minor child is taken by a parent. However, federal charges may be brought if the child is under 16 and taken abroad.


While carjacking is prosecuted on both the state and federal level, many carjacking offenders are charged in federal court. According to 18 U.S.C. § 211, carjacking is a serious offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison. If bodily injury occurs, the penalty becomes up to 25 years in a federal prison. In the event that the carjacking results in a death, you face up to life imprisonment or death. Keep in mind that you may also face costly fines depending on the details of your case.

Federal Charges for Murder

Murder is the most serious crime in the criminal justice system. Federal charges may be brought against a defendant accused of the following:

  • Drug-related murders
  • Murder for hire
  • Murder of a federal judge or law enforcement agent
  • Killing of an immediate family member of a law enforcement official
  • Murder of an elected/appointed federal official
  • Murder to influence the outcome of a court case
  • Murder committed during bank robbery
  • Murder related to rape, or the sexual exploitation of children
  • Murder aboard a ship
  • Murder by mail

If you arrested on federal murder charges, you need experienced legal help. Without the right lawyer by your side, you risk your reputation and freedom.

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When to Contact a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nothing is more important than picking up the phone and contacting a criminal defense attorney after being accused of or arrested on a criminal charge. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet and the police are simply investigating their suspicions, it is in your best interest to pursue legal counsel as soon as you are able to.

At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we know that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.

We’ll investigate the evidence available in your case and will exhaust every possible resource in order to put together a strong, compelling defense that meets the prosecution at every turn. We will fight zealously for your rights under the law, regardless of the crime you have been charged with.

Don’t wait to get legal help if you or someone you love have been arrested for a crime or have been accused of committing a crime. Contact Law Office of Nayib Hassan today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case and to determine what the next best step should be.