Homicide - Murder - Criminal Defense Attorney
Orlando Criminal Law Lawyer, providing Murder Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services in Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and Central Florida area.
Call 407.841.9051 today to schedule a confidential legal consultation with Murder Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam B. Reiss.
Felony Murder Charges
A felony murder occurs when their is an unlawful killing of a human being. Felony murder charges are usually charged when premeditation exists or the death of the victim occurred during the course of another criminal act. Contrary to popular belief, in the State of Ohio, motive does not necessarily have to be proven in order to obtain a conviction in a felony murder case, just that the accused committed the murder. The degree of a felony murder charge may be: 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, or 3rd degree murder... 1st degree murder being the more serious offense which, if convicted, carries a life sentence or the death penalty.
Capital Murder Charges / Death Penalty Cases
Capital punishment, or the "death penalty", has been a part of Ohio’s justice system since early in the state’s history. Because if an individual is convicted of a capital crime they may be sentenced to death by lethal injection, it is the highest form of punishment an individual may be given. When facing the death penalty, it is extremely paramount that you receive the highest standard of legal representation, as if convicted, and the sentence is carried out... it is final.
A capital murder / death penalty case is typically associated with 1st degree felony murder charges which are egregious in nature, or considered to be of a calculated and/or deliberate manner. It is important to understand that in order for an individual to be convicted in state court, they must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In Federal Court, the guidelines for a conviction are not as strict, and therefore require the experience of an attorney who is able to aggressively stand up for your legal rights, freedom... and your life.
In the State of Florida, if the actions and circumstances of a murder supports the provisions in the Death Penalty Statutes, the Prosecutor's office may ask the States Attorney General to grant the authority to try the case as a Capital Crime, which enables them to seek the Death Penalty.
If you are facing Murder Charges, it is imparative that you find out what your legal rights are, as well as your legal options, and potential defense strategies.
Be proactive in protecting your legal rights. Speak to Criminal Defense Lawyer, Adam B. Reiss.
Call 407.841.9051 today to about your Murder Criminal Defense Legal Needs.