Murder Defense Services In Albany, GA
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Being accused of any crime is cause for great concern. If you are being investigated in connection with a murder case or have been charged with murder, you’ll want an experienced homicide defense attorney you can trust.
Our team of experienced murder defense attorneys has helped countless clients through difficult criminal law proceedings. We are proud to offer tailored services to clients in Albany, GA, and the greater Doughtery County area. Don’t hesitate to contact our office for more information and an initial consultation today.
What To Do If You Are Contacted By Law Enforcement?
If investigators contact you regarding a homicide case, it’s imperative that you respectfully decline to answer any questions before having the chance to speak with an attorney.
Whether you have been formally charged or not, law enforcement can use any information you supply against you in a court of law. Therefore, by choosing to contact a lawyer for murder charges at the onset of any case, you can prevent the severe consequences that arise from wrongfully incriminating yourself.
Understanding The Difference Between Homicide, Murder, And Manslaughter Charges
In the state of Georgia, Homicide is the umbrella term for the unlawful killing of another person. Different situations give way to homicide charges that are treated with more or less severity by the law, depending on the circumstances of the crime.
- Involuntary Manslaughter
This charge applies to individuals who have unintentionally killed someone in an act of gross recklessness or negligence. For example, if a person is under the influence and killed someone in a car accident, they would likely be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.
- Voluntary Manslaughter
Someone may be charged with voluntary manslaughter if they commit a “crime of passion”. These charges are not applied to premeditated murders, but crimes that were intentionally committed in response to the heat of the moment. Very often, they are the result of an attack that was meant to cause harm but instead resulted in a person’s death.
- Murder In The 1st Degree
The most severe of any homicide charge – first-degree murder is performed on purpose and, very often, includes a pre-meditated plan to carry out the act of killing.
- Murder In The 2nd Degree
Murder without a deliberate goal. These charges apply to situations when a person is believed to have intentionally killed a person without just cause to do so. Many different situations can give rise to these charges, including murders that show an impulsive disregard for human life.
Phillips & Nemajovsky, P.C. Attorneys At Law
If you are facing a murder charge or are the subject of a homicide investigation, criminal lawyers at Phillips & Nemajovsky are here to help. Our firm has been providing the best in criminal defense services since 1993, and we are prepared to take every opportunity to advocate for your rights.
Whether you have just been contacted by law enforcement, or are already facing serious charges, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our expert homicide lawyers today.
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