Criminal Defense for Murder Charges in Miami
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Are you under investigation or facing criminal charges for murder? Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can help. The severity of a murder conviction will compromise not only your future but your freedom. Let the Miami murder defense lawyers at our law firm defend you. To learn more about your legal options with Hager & Schwartz, P.A., call our office today at (305) 330-1360 to schedule your first meeting with a lawyer.
Reasons to Work with Hager & Schwartz, P.A.
- We have more than 40 years of legal experience
- Our lawyers provide personalized strategies
- Our attorneys are former state prosecutors
- We strive to give our clients superior results
In addition to decades of hardline experience in the legal field, our lawyers are passionate about getting clients the results that they need. That's why our team gives each of our clients the personalized customer service that they need and deserve.
About Florida’s Murder Laws
Murder is easily one of the most serious criminal offenses that a person can face. In Florida, a defendant may face the death penalty if convicted of murder. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A. our criminal defense attorneys are highly experienced in representing defendants who have been charged with murder. We understand that your very life may be on the line, and we, therefore, utilize all of our experience, extensive knowledge, and resources in building your defense.
An attorney at our firm can meet with you for a free consultation if you or someone you know has been accused of murder. Immediate action is necessary to give an attorney a better chance of being effective in defending your rights, as early intervention may mean that you can avoid formal charges altogether. At the very least, an attorney can work to lessen the charges that you face or can begin preparing to fight your charges in court. Any action in this regard will benefit the outcome of your case - and you need all the help you can get.
Understanding Murder Charges
Murder is defined as the intentional, unlawful killing of another. In Florida, this is further categorized into two separate charges: first-degree murder and second-degree murder. First-degree murder involves causing the unlawful death of another, when premeditated (planned) and committed with malice aforethought. Causing the death of another person during the commission of a felony offense is also a form of first-degree murder, under Florida's felony murder rule. Second-degree murder is a lesser charge and involves an unlawful death caused by an act which shows an extreme disregard for human life. First-degree murder may be punishable by death or lifetime imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Second-degree murder may be punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.
Avoiding the Penalties of a Conviction
Do not wait to consult a defense attorney at our firm if you've been arrested or if you have been contacted by law enforcement in conjunction with a homicide investigation. You need immediate protection, and an attorney at our firm can provide this to you.