Murder is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another. While the exact definition of the crime varies depending on jurisdiction, the consequences of a murder conviction are severe. Many courts distinguish between murder, which is viewed as a premeditated crime, and manslaughter, a less serious offense.
If you or a loved one has been convicted of murder, it is extremely important to seek the assistance of a qualified criminal law attorney who can aggressively defend your legal rights and ensure you are not unduly punished. Please call us toll free at 1-800-887-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.
Consequences of a Murder Conviction
Murder is considered to be one of the most heinous crimes. For this reason, those accused of murder could face severe punishments including, but not limited to:
- Life imprisonment with/without parole
- Death penalty
- Fines and other punishments and penalties
The severity of the punishment is based on a number of factors, which include:
- Prior criminal convictions
- Status of probation/parole
- General community attitude towards the crime in question
- Aggravating/mitigating circumstances
An experienced and aggressive criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses in a murder case to improve its outcome. Murder defenses that may be used in a trial include: self-defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity, and more.
If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, it is in your best interest to hire a qualified criminal law attorney who will aggressively defend your legal rights. A good murder defense lawyer can get your case dismissed, reduce your penalties, negotiate alternative punishments, gather evidence in your favor, and devise other strategies to improve the outcome of your case.
Please contact a defense attorney at Imhoff & Associates who can evaluate your case FREE of charge and determine the best course of action for you.
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