Clarksville Homicide Attorney
What is Homicide?
Homicide is legally defined as the killing of one human being by another human being. Although many people use the terms homicide and murder synonymously, these terms are actually different.
Homicide vs. Murder
The intent behind the act is what determines whether a homicide can be classified as murder. There are instances of homicide which are not considered as criminal acts and are regarded as fully justifiable. For example, the killing of an individual who is threatening you with serious physical injury or death could be deemed to have been a necessary act of self-defense.
Where homicide and murder are the same is in the prosecution's burden of proof to show a court of law that the actions that killed the victim are criminal. One may not intend to kill another individual, but that individual dies as a result of their driving under the influence. While it is not the same as first degree murder, it can still be deemed criminally negligent and yield serious time.
What are the Penalties for a Homicide Conviction?
You do have rights, and in this serious legal situation, they must be carefully protected. When you contact the attorneys at the firm they can immediately begin review of your case in order to protect your rights and advise you of what defense actions could be initiated to help you fight back to protect your rights and freedom.
Homicide, in the eyes of the law, usually falls under one of the following categories:
- Reckless homicide
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Vehicular homicide
- 1st, 2nd or 3rd Degree Murder
- Wrongful death
Homicide Attorney Serving Clarksville
A well-evaluated, researched, and prepared criminal defense case can mean the difference between getting the charges dropped or lessened or spending your life in prison in homicide cases.
While there is no guarantee to the outcome of any given case, the attorneys at the firm are dedicated to giving you the best representation possible. There is no substitute for real trial experience, and the attorney from the firm has the trial talent and experience you will need to defend against charges related to a homicide.
If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges, you need to contact a Clarksville homicide attorney Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC today to schedule your confidential consultation.