Genocide is considered to be one of the world’s worst crimes against humanity, so it should come as no surprise that the United States federal government has strict laws prohibiting genocide.
Those who are accused of committing genocide need to understand the nature of the charges, determine how to respond to accusations, and get the right legal help from an experienced attorney who understands genocide laws.
LV Criminal Defense can help. Our federal criminal defense law firm serves clients accused of federal crimes in Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and surrounding states. We know federal laws on genocide, including the specifics of what prosecutors have to prove to secure conviction, and we have the necessary legal skills to help clients develop a proactive, assertive response to charges.
To find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you to fight claims you committed genocide, give us a call today.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Genocide crimes are defined in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 50A. There are a total of three different statutes within Chapter 50, including a statute with definitions applicable throughout the chapter. The relevant federal laws related to genocide include:
LV Criminal Defense can provide more insight into the specific definition of genocide, into what a prosecutor would need to prove to secure a conviction for genocide, and into the potential penalties that a defendant could face if that defendant is convicted of genocide.
Because it is possible that a defendant could be sentenced to life in prison or could even face the death penalty, having a deep understanding of the definitions in Chapter 50A as well as the elements of genocide offenses is very important.
When you have been accused of genocide, you cannot turn to just any federal criminal lawyer. You need an attorney who understands the provisions of 18 U.S. Code Chapter 50A, who knows how to raise defenses, and who can help you to introduce reasonable doubt or negotiate the most favorable plea agreement possible to serious charges. Genocide is one of the most serious charges any defendant can face, but LV Criminal Defense is up to the task of advocating for you when you’ve been accused of this serious crime.
Our experienced legal team has a long and distinguished track record of advocating for and representing clients in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or surrounding areas who have been charged with federal crimes. We will put our extensive knowledge of the law to work on your case by working with you to determine if the prosecutor can prove genocide, by helping you to explore options for defending against charges, and by assisting you in determining whether to plead guilty or try for acquittal.
Our federal criminal defense lawyers can represent you in court, helping you to present your case to maximize the chances of a not guilty verdict. We can also negotiate on your behalf in a plea agreement to lessen charges you face or to help you avoid the most serious penalties by providing information to prosecutors.
Whatever the best approach is to help you minimize or avoid consequences after a genocide conviction, we are here to help you identify and implement that legal strategy. To find out more, give us a call today.