Categorization of a Murder Charge

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Being charged with murder can have devastating effects on every aspect of your life. There are different types of murder that you can be charged with such as manslaughter, second-degree, and first-degree murder. These charges are very different, and will be handled as such by the courts. No matter what your murder charge, our aggressive criminal defense attorneys are prepared to defend your rights, and see that justice is truly served.

Types of Murder

  • Manslaughter – Also known as third-degree murder, manslaughter occurs when the murder is the result of negligence as opposed to forethought, passion, or malice
  • Second-degree murder – Second-degree murder occurs when the murder was the result of intense fear, rage, anger, or terror, but no forethought went into it
  • First-degree murder – The most serious charge, first-degree murder occurs when thought, malice, and intent went into the murder

Our attorneys know that scenarios in which there are murder charges is seldom as black and white as it seems. No matter what type of murder charges you face, we will conduct a thorough investigation to find holes in the prosecution’s case, and to have your charges diminished, or dropped altogether. You deserve a fair trial. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and your freedom preserved.

If you have been accused of murder in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today