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Homicide

Homicide 

The definition of homicide is the killing of an individual by another individual. In some cases, homicide can be in self-defense, compared to murder or manslaughter which are considered solely criminal actions. In the United States, the homicide rate has significantly decreased in the past 20 years. The highest rates of homicide occur to young people in their 20s. 

Cases of homicide vary and the crime can encompass a variety of criminal offenses. Depending on the crime, the charge of homicide may change. 

 

FAQ 

If someone died, is it automatically a homicide? 

No. A homicide exists only where there is reason to believe that a person, other than the deceased, is responsible in some way for the death. If a death has occurred, there will almost certainly be an investigation, the depth of which will depend on the degree to which the police or prosecutors suspect another to be responsible for the death. 

Am I going to prison? 

It depends. To put it plainly: punishment is typically a function of culpability; sliding on a scale ranging from an intentional killing, to reckless, to a fluke accident. 

Can I get probation in a homicide case? 

Yes. Depending on the type of charge, probation may only be available from the Jury and not the Judge. Also, the criminal history of the Citizen accused of the crime plays a role in probation eligibility and the odds of getting probation. 

I plan to plead guilty. Do I need to hire a lawyer? 

Yes. Hiring the best lawyer you can find can have a great impact on the sentence you agree to, even if you intend to plead guilty. 

 

Homicide (Manslaughter) 

 

Nation Lawyers is a family firm specializing in Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child, providing professional legal services. With years of experience in Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child, including various cases and legal wins, Nation Lawyers is your firm of choice for Criminal law. Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child is a part of Homicide. Contact us today for a free consultation or to just talk about your case or our qualifications in relation to Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child. 

 

Homicide is a terrible tragedy for all parties involved, and it is a serious criminal charge that nobody wants to face, especially with committed legal representation. It is a time when your very life and freedom can be at risk. State and federal prosecutors, along with law enforcement officers, will spare no expense in their efforts to prosecute you and declare you guilty of all charges. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and protect your freedom.  

 

I Have Been Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child 

 

While the loss of life is always a tragedy, the loss of a child is especially horrific, and the need for a competent attorney to defend your rights is prescient in such a case. Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child occurs when a suspect is willfully or culpably negligent in a child’s death. Culpable negligence means that one shows a reckless disregard for the life of a child, not caring about their safety or welfare. In the end, such willful disregard results in the child’s death. 

 

A charge like this can also be brought when a suspect shows neglect of a child by not providing them with the proper care necessary to maintain their physical wellbeing. Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child is a first degree felony that can result in life in prison. 

 

Why You Need An Aggressive Attorney To Provide A Strategic Defense 

 

When you are charged with a homicide, whether it is murder or manslaughter, you are facing the full brunt of the criminal justice system. Unlike other kinds of prosecutions, homicide cases are emotionally charged, as victim’s families, their friends, and the people in the community desperately look to seek justice — rightfully so. But the constitution does provide you certain rights as a defendant, and it is the job of an aggressive defense attorney to protect those rights, to ensure that you receive a fair trial. 

 

Because a homicide case is more likely to go to trial than most other cases, you need an experienced attorney that knows their way around a courtroom. The right defense attorney understands how to present a strong case in front of a jury and has experience earning acquittals for their clients.  

 

Whether you are facing first, second, or third degree murder charges, or even manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter charges, the experienced attorneys at Nation Lawyers will fight for you. We will present you with an aggressive defense that protects your rights and does everything in our power to win you an acquittal. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What should I do if I was charged with murder? 

 

If you are charged in a homicide, the first thing you need to do is keep silent. As the saying goes, anything you say can and will be used against you. Next, invoke your right to an attorney and then call an attorney immediately. Listen to what your attorney tells you to do at all times. 

 

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney? 

 

Although you can defend yourself in court, it is not recommended, especially with something as high stakes as a homicide case where your freedom and possibly your life is at stake. You need an experienced professional who knows the criminal justice system and can protect your rights. 

 

What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? 

 

With murder, you need to have a pre-meditated intent to kill someone. On the other hand, when it comes to manslaughter, you need to have intent for an act that was intentionally taken. The intent in manslaughter does not have to be to kill someone. 

 

What can happen to me if I am convicted of homicide? 

 

In Florida, the penalties for murder can range from prison to the death penalty. You could possibly face life in prison as well. It all depends on the degree of murder with which you are charged. 

 

Homicide (First Degree)

 

Nation Lawyers provides professional legal services. With years of experience in criminal matters such as First Degree Murder, Nation Lawyers is your firm of choice for Criminal law cases. First Degree Murder is a part of homicide. Contact us today for a free consultation or to just talk about your case or our qualifications in relation to First Degree Murder. 

 

Homicide is a terrible tragedy for all parties involved, and it is a serious criminal charge that nobody wants to face, especially with committed legal representation. It is a time when your very life and freedom can be at risk. State and federal prosecutors, along with law enforcement officers, will spare no expense in their efforts to prosecute you and declare you guilty of all charges. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and protect your freedom.  

 

I Have Been Charged With First Degree Murder 

 

While the loss of life is always a tragedy, the state considers first degree murder to be one of the most egregious crimes possible. According to the law, first degree murder occurs in one of two ways: 

 

  • It requires that the murder be pre-meditated or, 

  • It requires that the murder happens while the suspect is engaged in another qualifying offense, such as a robbery. 

 

When a murder is pre-meditated, it means that the suspect has pre-planned the murder, or that they have consciously thought out how they would commit the act, along with when and where. On the other hand, if the murder occurs while committing an act of burglary, drug trafficking, arson, or some other crime, it will also be charged in the first degree. 

 

First degree murder is one of the most serious crimes that a person can be charged with and carries the maximum penalty of either life in prison or the death penalty. It is imperative that a person charged with first degree murder contact an attorney immediately. 

 

Why You Need An Aggressive Attorney To Provide A Strategic Defense 

 

When you are charged with a homicide, whether it is murder or manslaughter, you are facing the full brunt of the criminal justice system. Unlike other kinds of prosecutions, homicide cases are emotionally charged, as victim’s families, their friends, and the people in the community desperately look to seek justice — rightfully so. But the constitution does provide you certain rights as a defendant, and it is the job of an aggressive defense attorney to protect those rights, to ensure that you receive a fair trial. 

 

Because a homicide case is more likely to go to trial than most other cases, you need an experienced attorney that knows their way around a courtroom. The right defense attorney understands how to present a strong case in front of a jury and has experience earning acquittals for their clients.  

 

Whether you are facing first, second, or third degree murder charges, or even manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter charges, the experienced attorneys at Nation Lawyers will fight for you. We will present you with an aggressive defense that protects your rights and does everything in our power to win you an acquittal. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What should I do if I was charged with murder? 

 

If you are charged in a homicide, the first thing you need to do is keep silent. As the saying goes, anything you say can and will be used against you. Next, invoke your right to an attorney and then call an attorney immediately. Listen to what your attorney tells you to do at all times. 

 

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney? 

 

Although you can defend yourself in court, it is not recommended, especially with something as high stakes as a homicide case where your freedom and possibly your life is at stake. You need an experienced professional who knows the criminal justice system and can protect your rights. 

 

What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? 

 

With murder, you need to have a pre-meditated intent to kill someone. On the other hand, when it comes to manslaughter, you need to have intent for an act that was intentionally taken. The intent in manslaughter does not have to be to kill someone. 

 

What can happen to me if I am convicted of homicide? 

 

In Florida, the penalties for murder can range from prison to the death penalty. You could possibly face life in prison as well. It all depends on the degree of murder with which you are charged. 

 

Homicide (Second Degree) 

 

Nation Lawyers is a family firm specializing in Second Degree Murder, providing professional legal services. With years of experience in Second Degree Murder, including various cases and legal wins, Nation Lawyers is your firm of choice for Criminal law. Second Degree Murder is a part of Homicide. Contact us today for a free consultation or to just talk about your case or our qualifications in relation to Second Degree Murder. 

 

I Have Been Charged With Second Degree Murder 

 

While the loss of life is always a tragedy, the state does qualify different murders as having varying levels of egregiousness. Second degree murder, while still considered to be a violent crime, is not on the level of first degree murder according to the state. Second degree murder states that the suspect had the intent to kill someone; however, unlike first degree murder, they did not pre-mediate the act. 

 

For example, a second degree murder may occur when someone fires a gun into a crowd of people out of anger, causing someone to die. It is considered to have been done with ill will, evil intent, or hatred. 

 

The sentence for second degree murder in Florida can be up to life in prison. 

 

Why You Need An Aggressive Attorney To Provide A Strategic Defense 

 

When you are charged with a homicide, whether it is murder or manslaughter, you are facing the full brunt of the criminal justice system. Unlike other kinds of prosecutions, homicide cases are emotionally charged, as victim’s families, their friends, and the people in the community desperately look to seek justice — rightfully so. But the constitution does provide you certain rights as a defendant, and it is the job of an aggressive defense attorney to protect those rights, to ensure that you receive a fair trial. 

 

Because a homicide case is more likely to go to trial than most other cases, you need an experienced attorney that knows their way around a courtroom. The right defense attorney understands how to present a strong case in front of a jury and has experience earning acquittals for their clients.  

 

Whether you are facing first, second, or third degree murder charges, or even manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter charges, the experienced attorneys at Nation Lawyers will fight for you. We will present you with an aggressive defense that protects your rights and does everything in our power to win you an acquittal. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What should I do if I was charged with murder? 

 

If you are charged in a homicide, the first thing you need to do is keep silent. As the saying goes, anything you say can and will be used against you. Next, invoke your right to an attorney and then call an attorney immediately. Listen to what your attorney tells you to do at all times. 

 

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney? 

 

Although you can defend yourself in court, it is not recommended, especially with something as high stakes as a homicide case where your freedom and possibly your life is at stake. You need an experienced professional who knows the criminal justice system and can protect your rights. 

 

What is the difference between murder and manslaughter? 

 

With murder, you need to have a pre-meditated intent to kill someone. On the other hand, when it comes to manslaughter, you need to have intent for an act that was intentionally taken. The intent in manslaughter does not have to be to kill someone. 

 

What can happen to me if I am convicted of homicide? 

 

In Florida, the penalties for murder can range from prison to the death penalty. You could possibly face life in prison as well. It all depends on the degree of murder with which you are charged. 

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