Homicide and murder charges are among the most serious types of violent crime charges, and having the strongest possible defense to them can make the difference between freedom and life in prison – or even the difference between life and the death penalty. When it comes to building and presenting a formidable defense to homicide and murder charges, the Denver violent crimes defense lawyers at the Adams Law Firm are highly experienced legal professionals who are wholeheartedly dedicated to aggressively defending the rights of the accused. From the arraignment through the trial process, our skilled Denver homicide defense attorneys will work tirelessly to help get the charges against our Clients reduced – or when possible dropped entirely.
Some of the factors that can play key role in these defense cases include:
Whether the act was committed in the heat of passion or as a result of provocation.
Whether the act was committed as an act of self-defense.
How the homicide was allegedly committed (e.g., was excessive force used?).
Whether the accused has a criminal record, especially if it contains prior felony or violent crime convictions.
Whether there were multiple victims and the age(s) of the victim(s) in question.
Whether law enforcement officials followed proper legal procedures during the arrest, collection of evidence and overall investigation of the incident.
Homicide Charges and Penalties Upon Conviction
Depending on the circumstances of a case, any of the following charges can be filed against the accused:
While first-degree murder charges are classified as a Class 1 felony, which are the most serious felonies and can involve sentences of life in prison or the death penalty, second degree murder charges (typically Class 2 felonies) can be reduced to Class 3 felonies if the heat of passion played a role in the incident.
If you or a loved one has been accused of homicide or murder, it is critical that you work with our Denver violent crimes defense lawyers – before making a statement to law enforcement officials – to get your defense case started as soon as possible. For more information about your legal rights, as well as a professional assessment of your case, contact the esteemed Denver homicide and murder defense lawyers at the Adams Law Firm by emailing us or calling us at (720) 333-9490.
Why Hire Us
When facing any type of criminal charge, the accused will want to secure the strongest possible defense representation in order to reduce the chances of conviction, the possibility of having to submit to harsh sentences and the chances of having a permanent criminal record.
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