If you have taken the life of another person, you may lose your life at the hands of the justice system. When you are accused of murder in Florida, your attorney can literally be a lifesaver. When you hire us, to shield you from murder charges, you can be certain that you are receiving a top murder defense in Florida.
Our office’s first defense strategy in a murder charge will be to show the murder was in self defense. If we can show that you were acting to protect yourself or another person, the homicide may be seen as justifiable and go completely unpunished. If this is not possible, you will face criminal charges for vehicular homicide, manslaughter or murder.
Vehicular homicide is applicable when someone dies due to the reckless driving of another person. This charge is usually levied against drunk drivers. People charged with vehicular manslaughter will be facing either first or second degree felony charges, which may result in up to 30 years of jail time and a $10,000 fine.
When someone accidentally kills another person, they may face manslaughter charges. Many times, when a fight results in a death, manslaughter is charged because the defendant had no intention to actually kill the person. These charges are usually second degree felonies and can result in up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. If the act was a hate crime, the charge may be upped to a first degree felony.
When a homicide is a murder charge, there are three categories it may be charged as: first, second and third degrees. First degree murders are preplanned or occur during the commission of other serious felonies, like bank robbery or kidnapping. These charges can result in life imprisonment or the death penalty.
When a murder is not preplanned, but still shows a disregard for human life, it may be a second degree murder charge. These charges result in serious consequences, which may include a life sentence and up to $15,000 in fines. Third degree murder is charged when someone is accidentally killed during the commission of a serious felony. These crimes are punished by up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. At Allen & Abaray, P.A. we have tried these types of cases. We have received Not Guilty verdicts from the jury. We have the staff and the resources to handle these type of cases. Should you need our assistance please feel free to call for a free consultation at (863) 669-9999.
For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*