Florida Murder Lawyer, Jacksonville Homicide Attorney
Murder charges are of course the most serious of all charges and the most seriously pursued by the State Attorney's Office or Federal Prosecutors. Law Enforcement dedicates its most resources and best officers. The State Attorney's Offices in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Nassau county Murders have their most experienced and best lawyers (prosecutors) assigned to these Murder cases.
A person charged with homicide (murder) in Florida risks significant jail time and most convictions will result in never being released from custody. In some cases, capital murder, they face being sentenced to death. Florida has become infamous in the country for the number of murders, and Jacksonville in particular for its homicides. Local TV and newspapers are full of stories and quotes from lawyers of Jacksonville murders nearly every day.
Florida Law Chapter 782 defines homicide as the killing of one human being by another, either lawfully or unlawfully. Murder is separately defined as the unlawful taking of a human life by other human being. There are several types of homicide, ranging from manslaughter to first degree murder.
However not all killings are criminal, and there are several powerful homicide defenses provided under Florida Law. For instance, a killing is lawful if it excusable, justified or in self-defense. In some cases with the assistance of a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, a murder case could be reduced to manslaughter, or even dismissed due to legal defenses.
Below is a listing of the different types of homicides and defenses to those charges are discussed in the links below:
- FIRST DEGREE MURDER
- 782.04 Murder
- FELONY MURDER
- SECOND DEGREE MURDER
- DUI MANSLAUGHTER
- SELF-DEFENSE, JUSTIFICATION, AND EXCUSE
- 782.02 Justifiable use of deadly force
- 782.03 Excusable homicide
If you or someone you know is charged with some form of a Homicide charge, then you need the best possible attorney. Without a doubt, these cases are expensive to defend. However, if you are looking for a private defense attorney and not the public defender's office, contact us to discuss your case.