Murder Lawyer in Immokalee Florida
Murder is a very severe crime with solemn convictions that involve a lifetime of prison and in some cases death sentences. This crime is classified by different degrees depending on the severity of the crime. If you have been convicted of murder and need a lawyer to defend you call us for a FREE consultation 239-682-8055.
In Florida, first-degree murder is considered premeditated or homicide. This includes the murders of children and the unintended killings done while intentionally committing another felony. Premeditation is the planning to harm someone over a period of time. In either case, first-degree murder charges constitute a capital felony, which requires life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.
Second-degree murder is when someone commits murder without premeditation, and not while committing specified felonies such as armed robbery or sexual assault. A conviction of the second degree can result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Third-degree murder is considered an unintentional homicide that caused someone else’s death while committing a dangerous act. With a conviction, a judge is required to impose a minimum of 10 ⅓ years imprisonment. However, there is a difference between third-degree murder and manslaughter. Manslaughter charges are less serious than murder charges since the defendant had no intention to kill, but their actions were negligent to the point that they could have avoided the killing.
The possible defenses that we can use to face a murder charge are:
-Self-defense is when you attack to defend yourself against someone, and your defense in terms of attack ends up killing the opponent.
-Defense of another person is when you try to protect someone else, and you attack to do so.
-Mistaken identity is when you kill someone and realize later that the information you have isn’t accurate. -This is primarily applicable to agents and field officers.
-Accidental death is when you kill someone without the intention to kill them. You may cause an accident unintentionally that kills someone.