Murder may well be the most serious crime that a person can commit. Law enforcement may charge an individual with murder if there is sufficient reason to believe the person intentionally killed another person apart from self-defense or a legitimate accident. Further, murder is a charge that is applied to the deaths caused in an individuals' attempt to commit an illegal act related to drug trafficking, sex crimes and others.
The penalties for murder are among the most severe in the legal system, and those who are convicted will often face long-term prison sentences, life-long sentences and even the death penalty in especially heinous acts of murder. Seeking the assistance of a knowledgeable, skilled Orlando violent crimes attorney is crucial for an important opportunity for success in any murder trial defense.
Although murder and manslaughter may seem very similar on the surface, there are several important distinctions to be made in order to fully understand how the charges acts differ. Perhaps most importantly, murder involves the intentional killing of another person. While pre-meditation is not a specific requirement, it does indicate murder if it exists. Murder may also be charged in a DUI or other accident where the perpetrator demonstrated recklessness and little or no regard for human life while committing the act.
Ali & Blankner understands the seriousness of murder charges. We understand the potential hardships that the accused and their loved ones must face in the events leading up to and including murder charges and we believe in your right to receive the best legal defense available. Our firm has over 50 years of combined experience that has helped us to achieve a valuable listing in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in addition to a prestigious AV Peer Review Rating. Our number one goal is to do everything in our power to minimize or eliminate your murder charges and the penalties you may face. We support your right to a quality defense and our dedicated legal staff will not rest until every option for your success has been explored.
Contact an Orlando murder defense lawyer if you have been accused of killing another person and need to begin building an effective strategy for defense.