West Palm Beach Homicide Attorney
Strategic and Aggressive Defense
Being accused of a violent crime such as homicide can have severe repercussions on your life. Depending on the type of act you allegedly committed, you can serve years to life in prison. With your future and liberty at stake, it is crucial to have an experienced West Palm Beach homicide attorney on your side to fight the accusations. When you have a powerhouse defense attorney in your corner, you level the playing field, as your lawyer will challenge the prosecutor’s evidence, thoroughly investigate the accusations, hire the best experts, and fight to protect your freedom.
If you or a family member is facing a homicide charge, reach out to our attorney at the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A. today. We have investigated hundreds of cases and defended over 50 trials, and we know what it takes to build an effective strategy to obtain favorable results in criminal matters. When you trust your case to us, we will take the time to learn about the circumstances from your perspective and will develop a thorough defense on your behalf.
Have you been accused of committing homicide? Contact us and schedule a consultation to see how we can help.
Examples of Homicide in Florida
The word “homicide” is often used interchangeably with murder, and it often encompasses a variety of acts. In Florida, homicide is defined as one person taking another person’s life. The offenses housed under this term are separated by the actions that resulted in someone’s death. When you are accused of homicide, it is important to consult an experienced defense attorney that can provide a thorough defense for all offenses under homicide.
Homicide cases we have successfully handled:
- DUI manslaughter: A person can be charged with this offense if they drove under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and caused an accident that resulted in the death of another.
- Murder: Under Florida law, there are 3 degrees of murder that differ in the manner in which the act was carried out.
- Vehicular homicide: Florida law defines this offense as the killing of another person when an individual drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner.
Potential Penalties for a Homicide Conviction
The punishments you could face for being found guilty of a homicide offense depend on the type of act you are accused of committing. In West Palm Beach, a DUI manslaughter conviction could result in up to 15 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 in fines. First-degree murder carries with it a maximum prison sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.
When a prosecutor seeks to land a conviction for a homicide offense, they must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you violated the elements of the crime. Our lawyers will help you to understand the severity of the charges and the effects of a conviction on your life. We will conduct a thorough investigation, speak with witnesses, and review evidence to present the facts of your circumstances and work toward achieving a “not guilty” verdict.
The sentencing of your crime will vary based on a few factors. For more details, contact us.
We’re Ready to Fight for You
At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., we believe in the presumption of innocence, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedoms. We know that this can be a frightening and stressful time because of the seriousness of the charge and the complexity of the legal system.
Our West Palm Beach homicide lawyer will scour every detail of your situation to challenge the other side’s assertions and expose weaknesses in their case. That is why we will stand by you from the beginning of your case to its conclusion. We will maintain open and honest communication to help you understand the charges, possible outcomes, and your legal options.
For the aggressive and dedicated legal representation you need in West Palm Beach, fill out an online contact form to schedule a FREE case consultation today!
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