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Murder Homicide

How Your Unique Circumstances Affect A Homicide Case

The evidence in a murder or homicide case plays a huge role in how the charges are classified and what penalties they carry.

A first-degree murder, which is the most severe type of murder charge, must involve premeditated intent. Sometimes, the use of a weapon to kill, even without premeditation, could be classified as first-degree. It depends on the case itself.

Lesser charges may include second-degree murder or manslaughter if there was no premeditation or no intent to kill.

No matter how the charges are classified, though, they are serious. Your penalties could range from a few years in prison to a life sentence without parole. Being charged with murder or homicide of any kind would also continue to affect future opportunities in your life.

Do Not Put Your Future At Risk

If you are accused of homicide or murder, you need an attorney on your side who has extensive experience with criminal defense strategies. You cannot risk such a serious conviction on your record. The stakes are far too high not to invest in trusted legal representation.

Your penalties could range from a few years in prison to a life sentence without parole.

At Haskell & Zimmerman, we have over 85 years of combined experience and a history of success helping our clients. Our approach is effective because it focuses on you. We discuss your needs, your options, your concerns. Then we research and actively pursue the best course of action for your unique case.

Speak With A Lawyer Now

In criminal cases, there is no time to lose. We will begin investigating your situation immediately. Please fill out our online form or call (301) 627-5844. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients. Evening and weekend appointments are also available. We serve clients in Upper Marlboro, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown and all across Maryland.