HOMICIDE DEFENSE LAWYER IN RICHMOND HILL, HINESVILLE & SAVANNAH
Coastal Georgia Homicide Defense Lawyer for Civilian & Military Service Members
Have you been charged with a homicide in Richmond Hill, Hinesville or Savannah, Georgia? If you or a loved one has been charged with a homicide in Georgia, this is very serious charge that can change your life forever. However, just because you have been charged or arrested for a homicide does not mean that you do not have hope. You just need a strong and compelling defense!
Our Georgia Homicide Defense Lawyer has dedicated his legal career to helping innocent people whose backs are against the wall. Let him help you too!
Call (912) 525-0555 now for a FREE Case Evaluation while the evidence that could support your case is still fresh. We can even demand that the arresting officers, investigators and prosecutors turn over to us documentation, lab reports and other evidence they plan to use against you. Let this Homicide Defense law firm put its resources and trial litigation experience on your side!
Two Types of Homicides in Georgia – Murder and Manslaughter
According to Georgia law, a homicide is the unlawful killing of another person, and it is distinguished in two forms – murder and manslaughter (Georgia Code Section 16-5-1). In Georgia, murder is the most severe form of homicide because it involves a plan or premeditation with malice. The term “malice” means there was some type of evil intent involved in the killing. Those who cause someone’s death while engaged in a crime that would be considered a felony can also be charged with murder.
On the other hand, manslaughter does not involve intent to kill or premeditation. This is a killing that is unintentional, and it could have occurred in two forms:
- Voluntary Manslaughter: Perhaps your actions were incited by some type of reasonable provocation. For example, you walked in on your wife or husband engaged in sexual relations with someone else. Impulsively, you responded with little or no thought, and your actions resulted in someone’s death. You may have acted in uncontrollable passion, but you are an otherwise law-abiding citizen who lost control in response to an overwhelmingly intense situation. Crimes like this, including killing someone in self-defense, are considered crimes committed in the “heat of passion.”
- Involuntary Manslaughter: This type of homicide typically involves an accidental killing. For example, you were texting while driving and accidentally ran over a pedestrian, which caused their death. Regardless of intent, involuntary manslaughter can involve someone killing someone while doing something legal (parking your car) or killing someone while doing something illegal (texting while driving or while committing a more serious, unrelated crime).
Homicide Charges and Penalties in Georgia
Frankly, your life is on the line depending on the type and/or degree of murder a judge or jury finds you guilty of. Unfortunately, our criminal justice system has silenced so many innocent men and women.
With this law firm, you no longer have to be silent! Our Homicide Defense lawyer loves being able to use his courtroom experience and skills to tell our client’s story when they cannot tell it for themselves.
Allow Attorney Brad Dixon to take on the full force of the state or federal government by defending you against the following charges:
- Felony Murder
- First-degree Murder
- Second-degree Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
The penalties for homicide are serious! Even if you are convicted of involuntary manslaughter, you could be facing up to 10 years in prison. That’s why our Homicide Defense Lawyer will work diligently to help you avoid or reduce the possibility of the following homicide penalties:
- Life in Prison (without parole)
- Death Penalty
- Life in Prison
- Large Fines
- Up to 10 or 20 Years in Prison (depending on the type of manslaughter conviction)
- Up to 10 – 30 Years in Prison (for murder convictions depending on the degree (i.e., second degree vs. first degree murder))
Contact our Georgia Homicide Defense Lawyer Today!
Time with your loved ones and friends is so precious! No one has 10 years, 20 years or more of time to give away. In fact, the death penalty is an even worse possibility depending on the severity of the facts surrounding a homicide case.
That’s why our Homicide Defense Lawyer will work tirelessly to dismantle the prosecution’s case against you. Let us use our defense strategy to poke holes in the government’s case with the following defenses that could prove your innocence or mitigate your sentence:
- Innocence (by way of alibi or witness testimony)
- Self Defense
- Defense of Property
- Killing Committed under Duress
- Defense of Others
- Killing Committed in the Exercise of Duty (law enforcement)
- Lack of Malicious Intent
- Reasonable Mistake
Do not try to figure this out on your own! Allow our law firm to use its resources, and criminal law knowledge and experience to review, analyze and help you make sense of the mounds of documents and evidence the prosecution has amassed against you. Contact us today for a FREE Case Evaluation to explore your options and discuss a defense strategy.
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