Aggressive, Insightful Defense For Floridians Charged With Homicide
According to Florida statutes, there are many defenses to homicide such as excusable homicide or self defense. However, even in the case of an accident, when negligence is proven, manslaughter charges may be brought. Any criminal charges that include homicide are among the most serious. In addition to harsh penalties, an individual can face prison time or be labeled a violent offender for the remainder of their life, regardless of sentence. In any situation that will likely require manslaughter or murder defense, seek help from a skilled defense attorney right away.
A timely and detailed investigation is essential if you have been charged with a crime involving taking someone’s life. At Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A., we make your case a high priority from the start when you decide to work with us on your manslaughter or murder defense case.
Helping You Understand Your Charges After Someone Was Killed
Were you charged with murder? Killing someone in a premeditated state of mind and in conjunction with another crime or attempted crime, such as robbery, drug trafficking, human trafficking or arson, is considered first-degree murder in Florida, a capital felony. The punishment for a conviction can be up to life in prison or the death penalty. When someone dies in the process of the commission of another felony, such as a home-invasion robbery, but there is no premeditation, the crime may be classified as felony murder. Conviction can result in life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
Vehicular homicide charges often come about after someone dies an accident that includes DUI charges and/or traffic violation citations. Manslaughter is always a felony, but penalties may be must less severe than those for murder.
If you have been accused of causing someone’s death, either intentionally or unintentionally, your defense lawyer at Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A., will seek evidence to get your charges lowered as much as possible or even dismissed.
Get Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A., To Work On Your Manslaughter Or Murder Defense
Our experienced defense attorneys represent people throughout Brevard County who have been charged with a wide range of criminal offenses.
We provide aggressive advocacy and always consider whether there have been violations of search and seizure laws by the police. To learn how to get your manslaughter or murder defense underway, call 321-353-7625 or send an email inquiry.