Homicide cases are investigated and prepared for trial by very experienced prosecutors and police officers. Do not be discouraged just because you have been charged. These are assault cases with a dead body.
Often there are missing witnesses or no witnesses. The cases can often be old before they are filed. There can be defenses such as self defense.
There are many types of homicide, and it is important to know the differences between them.
A person commits criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, causes the death of an individual.
Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.
The punishment range for all types of homicide can run from a state jail felony (6 months to 2 years in a state jail facility) to execution.
Due to the serious nature and consequences of these cases, and the stigma attached to a conviction, the best course of action is to contact us, and set up an appointment so we can go over the nuances of your case.
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