Kissimmee Homicide Attorney

Kissimmee Criminal Defense Lawyers

When facing a homicide or murder charge, it is a fight for your life. Whether the crime was intentional or not, these charges are among the most severe in our nation, and the consequences may be a lifetime of incarceration. In the worst-case scenario, the crime may warrant capital punishment.

Criminal Homicide includes:

  • Felony Murder
  • Intentional Homicide
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Driving Under the Influence Homicide
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

A criminal homicide conviction will forever change your life. Recent high-profile cases in Florida show that it is vital to have a solid defense if you are charged with homicide. The penalties for a conviction depend on whether the death resulted from an intentional, reckless, or grossly dangerous act. If you face these charges, retain an attorney who regularly handles homicide cases.

When facing murder charges, you need the experienced homicide lawyers in Kissimmee Fl at Perez LaSure Law to defend you. We aggressively protect our clients’ rights, always with the presumption that they are innocent until proven guilty.

Murder Charges

Murder is the act of killing with premeditation with a “depraved mind,” lack of concern for human life, or during the commission of a felony. The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines murder and non-negligent manslaughter as the willful killing of one human being by another. Any death due to a fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or which occurs during the commission of a crime or by premeditated design is included in this category.

Attempted murders are classified as aggravated assaults. Homicide is often used synonymously with murder. However, homicide is the killing one person by another, even if the act was justified. The crime of murder implies malicious intent.

There are Different Types of Homicide Charges including:

  • First-degree murder
  • Second-degree murder
  • Third-degree murder
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter

What is Involuntary Manslaughter?

When a person kills another with no prior intent but with a reckless disregard for human life, a prosecutor can seek a conviction for involuntary manslaughter. A conviction carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

What is Voluntary Manslaughter?

This charge does not require proof of premeditation. It can be a “crime of passion” or homicide enacted from temporary anger. If convicted, the penalties can be imprisonment of up to 15 years and fines of up to $10,000.

Stand Your Ground

In Florida, homicides committed in self-defense are immune to prosecution. The Stand Your Ground law was adopted in 2005. It allows persons to act with deadly force if they reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily harm to themselves or others.

Excusable homicides occur when there are threats of immediate harm, or someone is committing a felony upon you. However, using deadly force is only justifiable if it is proportional to the threat from another individual. Other excusable homicides are those committed by accident or misfortune, with no illegal intent or negligence.

Contact Perez LaSure Law: You Deserve a Voice and Fair Representation

It is imperative to have a seasoned homicide lawyer represent your case before you become another criminal statistic lost in the overwhelmed criminal justice system. Do not delay contacting our homicide attorneys in Kissimmee Fl. With our powerful skills in criminal defense litigation, we will ensure the scales of justice are balanced.

CONTACT OUR ATTORNEYS TODAY for a consultation regarding your criminal homicide case. Attorneys Migdalia Perez and Kim LaSure are known as aggressive in the courtroom and compassionate with their clients in the office. As experienced and skillful trial attorneys, our law firm has successfully defended clients in some of the most high-profile cases in Florida. Our attorneys are adept at handling the media and helping our clients. Call us at (407)-357-0348 for immediate assistance.

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