954-385-9160
1655 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 201
Weston, FL 33326
Criminal Defense Attorney

Homicide

Taking the life of another human being is broadly defined as homicide. The term does not impute guilt or criminal liability, since it may be excusable, even justifiable based on the facts of the case. When a homicide is the result of a criminal act, it can quite correctly be called murder. Murder is the most serious criminal charge in the state of Florida. If convicted of murder in the first degree, a person may be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

A charge of murder is almost always based on intent. If the prosecutor believes that the defendant planned and carried out a premeditated murder, he may charge him with first degree murder, a capital offense. If he believes that the defendant committed the crime on the spur of the moment, he may charge him with second degree murder. The least serious charge of the crime, murder in the third degree, may be entered when a defendant is accused of unintentionally killing a human being while committing or attempting to commit a non-violent crime.

Of course, the penalties for the most minor murder charge are still quite stiff in the state of Florida. If convicted, a judge may sentence a person to up to 15 years in state prison and/or 15 years of probation. The defendant may also be ordered to pay up to $10,000 in fines. As you might expect, a conviction for any type of murder will remain on your criminal record indefinitely. It cannot be sealed or expunged. The Law Firm of Evan H. Baron & Associates can help!

Murder cases are generally the most complicated and stressful cases an attorney can handle. Not only must he be familiar with state and federal criminal procedures, the lead attorney must also have experience with medical and scientific testimony. A good criminal defense attorney must coordinate and manage a team of lawyers and expert witnesses who specialize in the defense of violent crimes.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a homicide, contact Mr. Baron as soon as possible! A proper defense takes time to prepare. Mr. Baron and his associates must to examine evidence, interview witnesses, visit the crime scene, and complete independent tests. Only after he knows the cases inside and out will Mr. Baron be able to fight the charges in court.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, please dial (954) 385-9160 today! Conveniently located in Weston, Florida, our law offices are accessible from all parts of Broward County.