Homicide consists of the killing of another when done intentionally or unintentionally. Not all homicides are considered to be murder, such as in manslaughter cases or when acting in self-defense. Murder generally refers to the unlawful and premeditated killing of another while other forms of homicide occur under other circumstances. Any action, however, that results in the death of another is one of the most serious matters you will ever face.
If you or someone you love is facing a murder or homicide-related charge, it is essential that you bring in an experienced trial attorney. At Prya Murad Law, our Miami murder and homicide attorney has dedicated the majority of her career to trial advocacy. Our firm understands the gravity of these charges in terms of the effect they can have on your life as well as that of your family. Any charge related to the taking of another life puts you at risk of incarceration for up to a lifetime, depending on the facts of the case. A conviction will tarnish your reputation putting extreme limits on future life opportunities, even after any sentence has been served.
Being charged with the act of killing another person is one of the most frightening and serious legal matters you can face. A conviction of the is type of offense will jeopardize your freedom and your future with long-term prison time. This is a situation that demands the knowledge, skills, and resources of a committed defender. Our firm is dedicated to doing everything legally possible to help you reach a favorable outcome through extensive case investigation, preparation, and courtroom advocacy.
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Murder in Florida law is defined as the premeditated killing of another. It can also be the killing of another while committing some other felony, such as robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, aggravated stalking, and other crimes.
Murder is categorized as first, second, and third degree in Florida. First-degree is the most severe form of murder. When it is declared a “capital” felony, it is punishable by life imprisonment or, in very rare cases, death. Second-degree murder occurs without premeditation but without a regard for life and can be punished by up to life in prison. Third-degree murder generally occurs in the heat of the moment when under severe stress and carries up to 15 years in prison.
Manslaughter is defined under Florida law as killing someone “by the act, procurement, or culpable negligence of another, without lawful justification.” It may be committed as a voluntary action, by persuading someone else to commit it, or as an involuntary act through negligence. It is charged as a second-degree felony carrying up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.