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Texas Murder Charges

By D’Amore Law Firm  Jan. 7, 2011 5:20p

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being and is one of the single most serious crimes one can be charged with. Depending on the nature of the crime, and the facts surrounding the case, if you are convicted of murder, you are facing years in prison to the death penalty. Texas takes murder charges very seriously; in which case, your reputation, your future and your life are clearly at stake. In Texas, a person can be charged with several different types of offenses that involve the killing of another human being and they are:

  • Capital Murder
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Intoxication manslaughter and,
  • Capital sabotage

Murder is frequently divided in degrees, which are most commonly known as first degree murder, second degree murder and third degree murder. First degree murder usually involves premeditation and the "intent" to kill. Second degree murder refers to a willful killing, which was not pre-meditated and third degree murders involve all other types of killings. The laws pertaining to murder vary by jurisdiction however; certain acts such as strangulation, poisoning and lying in wait are treated as first degree murder.

If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, you must take these charges very seriously and seek the legal advice of an experienced and knowledgeable Dallas criminal defense attorney right away. At the D'Amore Law Firm, we will examine all the details of your case and, we will challenge the evidence against you. We have helped our clients either prove their innocence, or obtain a reduction in the charges against them. Whether you or guilty or not, you deserve to have an experienced attorney on your side who will work aggressively, to protect you and your rights.

Contact a Dallas Murder Defense Lawyer from our firm immediately for a free case evaluation.

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