Homicide is the killing of one human being by another–and falls into two general categories:
Homicides are never taken lightly. Homicide is typically charged as the following in Oklahoma:
- Murder in the First Degree
- Soliciting Another to Commit First-Degree Murder
- Murder in the Second Degree
- Negligent Homicide
Murder of any sort is considered to be the worst type of crime, and Tulsa County usually appoints their best prosecutors to handle such cases. If you have been contacted by law enforcement regarding an ongoing murder investigation, or believe that you may be a suspect, it’s imperative you contact an experienced Tulsa murder defense lawyer immediately. Aggressive representation early can protect your rights from the beginning, instead of trying to fix damage done while unrepresented. Depending on the case, you may be at an immediate risk of capital murder charges, and possibly the death penalty.
There are certain defenses to homicide. These are sometimes called a justification. The accused does not say he did not commit the act, but that some situation existed to where the act was justified. A murder defense lawyer may explore the following defenses to homicide: self-defense, acting in the defense of others, necessity, lack of premeditation (malice aforethought), lack of intent or motive, or mistaken identity. Defense strategies vary depending on the circumstances and facts of the incident, so it is important to seek an opinion regarding your specific case immediately. Because certain defenses may be lost if not raised during the hearing, it is important to retain Tulsa murder defense lawyers with a proven track record and experience with such cases.
At our firm, we defend against a wide range of homicide charges in Oklahoma and federal courts. We strive to provide our clients with only the best service and representation throughout every stage of the criminal process. We will provide the aggressive representation you need in order to have the greatest opportunity of reaching the best possible outcome following a murder or manslaughter charge. Our attorneys represent clients throughout Oklahoma and are thoroughly dedicated to protecting their rights and interests. Contact our Tulsa murder defense lawyers by phone at (918) 216-9644.