Murder Defense Lawyer In Henderson
What Are Murder Charges And The Possible Penalties?
In Nevada, there are several ways in which you may be charged with a first-degree murder: one is known as premeditated murder and the other is known as felony murder. You can also be charged with felony murder in the second degree. Each has its own penalties and definitions, and depending on the facts of your case, there could be additional enhancements. There are other types of murder charges, but here are the definitions and penalties of the most commonly charged.
If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been arrested for any type of murder or homicide, contact attorney Heshmati to discuss the specific facts of your case.
Premeditated First-Degree Murder
First-degree murder is defined as killing another human being after consciously deciding to do so. This is a capital offense, punishable by a term of life in prison, or potentially the death penalty. Of all criminal charges a person may face, premeditated murder is arguably the most emotional and the most serious. The sooner negotiations start with law enforcement and state prosecutors the better off you will be.
First-Degree Felony Murder
Felony murder is defined as death occurred as a consequence of and while you are engaged in the commission of another felony. Perhaps there was no intention for anyone to die, or a co-defendant kills someone while allegedly committing a crime with you or your co-defendant is killed during the commission of a felony. The prosecutor does not have to prove under this charge that there was any premeditation or intent to kill. This is a capital offense, punishable by a term of life in prison, or potentially the death penalty.
Second-degree murder is defined as causing the unlawful killing of another human being by an act imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life. The prosecutor does not have to prove under this charge that there was any premeditation or intent to kill. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors consider taking another human being's life one of the most serious crimes committed.
What We Can Do For You
A criminal conviction will dramatically affect your entire life. The decision the District Attorney makes on whether or not to file formal charges against you will have a lifelong impact. It will impact things like your job, career choices, housing opportunities, education, your children and your reputation.
The best way to prevent a conviction is to talk to us, free of charge, today, about your situation and options. We are always upfront and honest about the reality of the costs involved and the strength of your case. This is how to get the best representation, and realistic, successful results.
We provide free consultations to discuss your personal situation, and regardless of your financial situation, we will work out a payment plan that works for every income level. We became criminal defense attorneys to defend the rights of people, and we will create flexible payment plans so that everyone can afford an excellent defense team. That is what makes our firm one of a kind.
We take the time to explain your options, make sure you understand your rights and make sure those rights are protected.
We are affordable, and we will challenge the criminal charges you may potentially face at every stage of the process. When you or a loved one is charged with a crime, you must have knowledgeable, aggressive and experienced attorneys to protect your future. You need and want The Las Vegas Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati on your side. We will help you avoid a criminal conviction and serious penalties.
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