Acts of violence traumatize all of the parties involved. Some parties are left feeling violated while others are haunted with regret for their actions. Being accused of a violent crime is an overwhelming and life-altering experience for those accused and their friends and family because violent crimes entail incredibly heavy jail sentences. Also, when an individual is charged with or suspected of a violent crime, they are treated with relentless disdain by the government and the public before their involvement is proven and before their side of the story is told. For these reasons, you must have a strong advocate to fight for your voice to be heard in order to overcome an allegation of a violent crime.