Nationwide Homicide Lawyer
Defending Homicide Charges Nationwide
Homicide is one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of committing.
If convicted, individuals can be penalized with hefty prison sentences.
In some states, the death penalty can be issued as a sentence. If you
are facing homicide charges, seek the immediate assistance of
Imhoff & Associates, PC. We will take a look at all the evidence being used against you and launch
an exhaustive investigation into your case.
Homicide Can be Charged as:
Manslaughter - Manslaughter refers to the act of taking a person's life without
malice aforethought. It can be charged as voluntary manslaughter if it
was intentional, but not planned out, or involuntary manslaughter if it
was the result of being recklessly negligent.
Murder - Murder refers to the act of taking a person's life with malice aforethought.
What Are the Penalties for Involuntary Manslaughter?
What Are the Penalties for Voluntary Manslaughter?
What is the Punishment for Murder?
- 25 years to life, life without parole, or even the death penalty.
- Paying money to the victim's family.
Do You Go to Jail if You Kill in Self Defense?
Self-defense killings are not charged as crimes. If you are forced to kill
another person in self-defense, you can avoid
criminal charges as long as your actions were justified. The defendant must prove
that they were in imminent danger to avoid being charged with manslaughter.
In some states, the defendant must prove that they attempted to flee before
being forced to kill the aggressor. Stand-your-ground laws allow people
to kill others who unlawfully trespass with malicious intent. Whether
or not the aggressor was engaged in criminal activity when the killing
took place can also affect the outcome of your case. Self-defense can
be misinterpreted as manslaughter, depending on the situation.
What's 2nd-Degree Manslaughter?
2nd-Degree manslaughter is when someone “creates an unreasonable
risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm
to another” is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.
What's 3rd-Degree Manslaughter?
3rd-Degree Manslaughter is when the cause of death of a person “by
perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved
mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third
Have you been arrested for homicide? Call Imhoff & Associates, PC today
at (800) 887-0000 or
contact us online to schedule a meeting with our homicide defense attorney!