Criminal Defense For Murder or Homicide

Potential Serious Lifetime Consequences

Being convicted of any degree of murder, homicide or manslaughter will negatively impact your life forever.

Most convictions carry long mandatory prison sentences. Most convictions preclude employment in children, elder, daycare, law enforcement, education and health care related fields.

For 32 years I have assisted clients in more than 7,000 cases. Approximately 500 of those cases involved criminal jury trials.

My jury trial experience gives me a well earned reputation as an aggressive courtroom lawyer.

Quick Law Review

782.04 Murder.—

  • (1)(a) The unlawful killing of a human being:
    • 1. When perpetrated from a premeditated design to effect the death of the person killed or any human being;
    • 2. When committed by a person engaged in the perpetration of, or in the attempt to perpetrate, any:
      • a.  Trafficking offense prohibited by s. 893.135(1),
      • b.  Arson,
      • c.  Sexual battery,
      • d.  Robbery,
      • e.  Burglary,
      • f.  Kidnapping,
      • g.  Escape,
      • h.  Aggravated child abuse,
      • i.  Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
      • j.  Aircraft piracy,
      • k.  Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
      • l.  Carjacking,
      • m.  Home-invasion robbery,
      • n.  Aggravated stalking,
      • o.  Murder of another human being,
      • p.  Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person,
      • q.  Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death,
      • r.  Felony that is an act of terrorism or is in furtherance of an act of terrorism; or
    • 3. Which resulted from the unlawful distribution of any substance controlled under s. 893.03(1), cocaine as described in s. 893.03(2)(a)4., opium or any synthetic or natural salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium, or methadone by a person 18 years of age or older, when such drug is proven to be the proximate cause of the death of the user, is murder in the first degree and constitutes a capital felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082.
782.07 Manslaughter; aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult; aggravated manslaughter of a child; aggravated manslaughter of an officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.—

  • (1) The killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without lawful justification according to the provisions of chapter 776 and in cases in which such killing shall not be excusable homicide or murder, according to the provisions of this chapter, is manslaughter, a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  • (2) A person who causes the death of any elderly person or disabled adult by culpable negligence under s. 825.102(3) commits aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  • (3) A person who causes the death of any person under the age of 18 by culpable negligence under s. 827.03(2)(b) commits aggravated manslaughter of a child, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  • (4) A person who causes the death, through culpable negligence, of an officer as defined in s. 943.10(14), a firefighter as defined in s. 112.191, an emergency medical technician as defined in s. 401.23, or a paramedic as defined in s. 401.23, while the officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or paramedic is performing duties that are within the course of his or her employment, commits aggravated manslaughter of an officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic, a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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