Homicide Charges

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If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with homicide, time is not on your side. Get in touch with our Irving criminal defense attorney right away to begin your defense. We are ready to help you defend your constitutional rights and protect you from your charges.


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Avoid Life Felony or Capital Felony Charges

If you have been charged with homicide, you are facing serious felony charges. These penalties are life-altering, and you may be facing a lifetime of consequences if you are convicted of your homicide charges.

Conviction for these charges can result in:

  • Life in prison
  • No chance of parole
  • Death penalty
  • Heavy fines

In Texas, murder is considered a first-degree felony, but it may be lowered to a second-degree felony if the crime occurred due to a sudden passion. Intoxicated manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony, as well.

Due to the exceedingly severe consequences of these charges, it is critical to seek immediate help from a skilled, experienced criminal defense lawyer. Your attorney can begin building a strategic defense for you to help protect you from losing your freedom. The District Attorney is likely to use everything at their disposal to secure the highest possible penalty for you. An aggressive defense lawyer can help you counteract these efforts and help ensure that you are protected.

Homicide Definition in Texas

In the state of Texas, homicide is defined as the offense of taking another person’s life without a lawful excuse. It is not always deliberate, but it can be.

Examples of homicide include:

  • Murder: Knowingly causing the death of a person, or intending to cause death or serious bodily injury. This involves committing an act that is clearly dangerous to human life, and causes the death of another person.
  • Capital murder: The murder of a law enforcement officer, judge, justice of the court, or firefighter while acting in their official duties, committing murder while committing another felony, hiring another to commit murder on your behalf, killing a child under the age of 6, causing the death of more than one person in the same or in related incidents, or killing someone while escaping or attempting to escape a penal institution.
  • Manslaughter: Reckless actions that cause the death of another person.
  • Criminally negligent homicide: Causing the death of another person through your own criminally negligent conduct.

Protect Yourself With Irving Criminal Defense Attorneys - (973) 330-4050

Your case should have the trial-tested, deeply knowledgeable legal representation of J. Roland Jeter, P.C. Our team is ready to help you immediately, and offers aggressive defense for your criminal charges. Our Irving criminal defense attorney will be with you for every step of the way, and can help protect your legal rights. Don’t hesitate to contact our offices for help. We are waiting for your call.


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