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Murder Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach, Florida

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If you have been arrested or are being investigated for murder, you know that your future and freedom is in serious danger. Murder is the most severe form of criminal homicide in Florida and can expose you to the possibility of life imprisonment upon conviction – or worse, the death penalty. With stakes this high, you need a fighter in your corner who can contest the evidence against you and ensure that your rights are protected. You need an aggressive West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A. on your side.

Our firm’s lead advocate, Attorney Greg Rosenfeld, has defended countless clients against a wide range of criminal charges and can provide the zealous representation you need to level the playing field against the prosecution’s claims. Backed by a proven record of case victories and unanimously positive client feedback, we have the skills and expertise to protect your freedom.

Your future is in jeopardy. Get in touch with us now to begin building your defense.

First Degree vs. Second Degree Murder in Florida

Murder charges in Florida are charged under various “degrees” based on the circumstances surrounding the homicide in question. While killings that are caused through recklessness or carelessness may be charged as the lesser offense of manslaughter, murders are intentional acts that may or may not be premeditated. First-degree murder, the most serious type of murder, is charged when a person carries out a planned killing of another person, commits a murder during the commission of a felony, or commits a killing during a specified drug dealing offense.

In Florida, a conviction of first-degree murder can carry:

  • The death penalty, or
  • Life imprisonment without parole

Prosecutors may charge a defendant with second-degree murder if the killing lacked premeditation or planning but instead involved a disregard for human life, or if the defendant acted as an accomplice to felony murder. Unlike first degree murder, second-degree murder does not necessarily require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s intent to kill.

A conviction of second-degree murder can carry the following penalties:

  • A minimum of 16 ¾ years – life imprisonment
  • Possible lifetime probation
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Regardless of the circumstances, any type of murder charge is an extremely serious manner and requires the trained eye of an experienced attorney in order to be defended against. Our skilled advocate can help you understand your situation and craft a custom-tailored defense on your behalf.

You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., our West Palm Beach violent crime lawyer understands your situation and is prepared to stand by your side every step of the way during this frightening time. Through an examination of the facts surrounding your case, we can use our expertise to exploit weaknesses in the prosecution’s claims and maximize your chances of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges. As shown by our 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and prestigious Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2019 inclusion, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

Every second counts. Discuss your situation with us for free during an initial case review.

  • Forever grateful!

    “Greg Rosenfeld is the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach!! With complete confidence, I highly recommend Greg to defend you. My son was facing possible felony charges, and as a mother, I was devastated. Greg took my worries in his hands and gave me peace of mind knowing that I had such a competent attorney working on my son's case. I am so very thankful to Greg for clearing my son of these charges. Greg is a brilliant, passionate hardworking attorney. He stood by us every step of the way, and was always available at a moment’s notice to answer any questions. Greg is a first class, professional attorney. I will be forever grateful. Thank you Greg!!”

    Alysia B.

  • Innovative and thinks outside the box.

    “Greg is innovative and thinks outside the box which is an invaluable trait in criminal defense. He is also very reliable, vigilant and fearless.”

    Peer

  • Exceptional defense attorney!

    “I found Greg Rosenfeld to be an experienced, aggressive compassionate defense attorney. I hired Mr. Rosenfeld to defend my daughter in a criminal case. I have hired other attorneys in the past and have found that most attorneys are attentive and engaged up until the moment they are paid. We had the opposite experience with Mr. Rosenfeld who stayed in constant communication, worked harder than any lawyer I've met and got results that far exceeded our expectations. He kept fighting when most would have given up. I think very highly of him both as a person and as Criminal Law Defense Attorney. Great job and I will gladly recommend you to anyone who needs an excellent Criminal Lawyer.”

    Joy

  • Highly recommend Greg!

    “I don’t believe that words can put into perspective just how much Greg has helped me this last year. Not only did he assist me with other legal matters (driver license reinstatement, traffic tickets etc) that were unrelated to the serious felonies I was facing, he was happy to do so, and did it with compassion and loving kindness. I was facing two second degree felonies and a couple of third degree felonies, and at times would stress to the point of anxiety attacks. highly recommend Greg!”

  • As difficult as criminal cases are, there's nothing like having an attorney that responds to your calls or actually answers them.

    “As difficult as criminal cases are, there's nothing like having an attorney that responds to your calls or actually answers them. Greg seemed to actually care about me. He was extremely helpful in getting through this very difficult time in my life. Got a great and unexpected result; very impressive. Lots of lawyers out there are Chevys; it's refreshing to get a Mercedes Benz. It's difficult to find quality people in this world and I hope I continue to have a rapport with Greg in the future; he’s a good man.”

    Steven

  • He's the best of the best!

    “Greg made the worst and hardest situation in my life easy! I was so nervous and asked him so many questions, at all hours of the day! He was informative, flexible, friendly, kind, and made me feel so comfortable. He was so thorough and is still helpful to this day with legal questions and issues that I have. I feel unbelievably lucky to have found him and highly recommend him to anyone and everyone! He's the best of the best!”

    Amelia S.

  • A talented trial lawyer and advocate.

    “Mr. Rosenfeld is a talented trial lawyer and advocate with the utmost ethical standards and judgment.”

    Peer

  • Best attorney in south Florida!

    “Greg Rosenfeld provided excellent legal representation. I can't say enough about the work he performed. He is second to none.”

    Gus

  • He values professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors.

    “Mr. Rosenfeld is dedicated and hard-working. He is committed to zealous advocacy and the protection of his client's constitutional rights. He values professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors.”

    Peer

  • His composure, actions, and performance truly speak for what he is specialized, overly qualified, and destined to do!

    “First and foremost, I would love to thank this man beyond measures for the outstanding job he has done for me personally and the great relief he has bestowed upon my family. In January of 2017 I was charged and humiliated with a crime I was falsely accused of and was looking at a life sentence. Even with all the neglect from the detectives, I was incarcerated in jail nearly a year until Mr. Rosenfeld was able to persuade the judge and state attorney to release me back home with my family on house arrest for the remainder of the state's case proceedings. Upon that time, he also was able to accommodate me further by removing the strict regulations of the county's house arrest program and substitute it with a private company so I was able to still provide for my family with having so many obstacles that could potentially violate me and send me back into the jail. He has always given me nothing but respect and professionalism even when there were days when I was overly upset, emotional, and downright in wrong how I lashed out towards him behind the frustrations of my case. His composure, actions, and performance truly speak for what he is specialized, overly qualified, and destined to do! I can sit here proudly today and say I am a free man without any prosecution thanks to Greg and I highly recommend him to any and every person no matter the case big or small Mr. Rosenfeld can handle them all. Sincerely, his most satisfied customer.”

    A. T.