We’ll Walk You Through How to Find the Right Homicide Lawyer to Defend Your Case.
Homicide refers to the killing of a human being by another human being, whether intentionally or accidentally. Murder and manslaughter are both forms of criminal homicide that require skilled representation by a homicide lawyer. If you or a loved one is being investigated for or charged with criminal homicide, you need to contact a homicide lawyer immediately.
A conviction for either charge can result in severe, life-altering consequences and it is important to take charges or an investigation very seriously. Here we’ll discuss how to find a skilled homicide lawyer to defend your rights and protect your future.
What Happens When a Person Is Charged?
Homicide involves the killing of a human being by another human being, whether intentionally or accidentally. The most serious homicide charges are murder charges, which involve unlawful killing committed with “malice aforethought” or intention to kill.
Manslaughter refers to circumstances of negligent or reckless killing. There are degrees of murder (first and second-degree) and manslaughter (voluntary, involuntary, vehicular) charges depending on the circumstances of the killing.
No matter your circumstances, the stakes are very high in a criminal homicide case and it is important to take any charges seriously. Hire an experienced homicide lawyer right away to avoid extensive jail time and other severe consequences. You want to be prepared to defend your rights with a resourceful, strong advocate on your side.
How a Homicide Lawyer Can Help
Despite the challenge and complexity of criminal homicide cases, there are a number of possible defenses that an experienced homicide lawyer can use to help minimize the chances of conviction for your most serious charges.
Common defenses to murder or manslaughter include self-defense, insanity, the heat of passion, or in some cases negligence or medical complications. There may be countless others depending on the circumstances of your individual case and the right defense attorney will leave no stone unturned in finding the most favorable outcome for your case.
Where no obvious defenses are available, an experienced homicide lawyer may be able to help you negotiate a more favorable sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Criminal homicide cases are treated aggressively by the prosecution and require someone with skill and experience who can help you understand your options and fight relentlessly for your rights.
Help From an Experienced Homicide Lawyer
At Murphy & Rudolf LLP, we take your rights seriously. If you are facing homicide charges, you need the best attorney to help you fight for a favorable outcome. A knowledgeable homicide lawyer knows your rights and is well-positioned to help you navigate your case and protect your future.