Homicide is an act of a human killing another human. It includes voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. The charge is determined by the state of mind of the defendant and other circumstances. The charge of murder from other forms of homicide is determined by the premeditated state of mind of the accused and the motives of the case, such as a robbery.
A conviction will result in a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence.
Due to violent nature of the allegations, these trials require an experienced criminal defense attorney who can manage the complexities of evidence, handle the likely media attention, and deal with a tough prosecutor.
You need an attorney who can handle the legal and emotional issues, in an effort to protect your rights and provide the best defense. The Law Offices of Paula Drake will analyze your case for violations of your constitutional rights and to determine what defenses will most likely work. Our extensive support staff of investigators, consultants, experts will assist you in obtaining the best possible outcome.
If you, or an adult or juvenile family member, are being accused of homicide, Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake can explore your options and handle your best defense.