There are fewer criminal charges that can shake one's life as severely as the accusations of manslaughter or murder. You may be feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, fear, or confusion during this time, but the good news is that you are not alone. Knowing that your future and freedom are at stake, your first call should be to a Columbus criminal lawyer who is fully committed to protecting your rights and best interests.
You need the strongest defense possible when faced with such serious charges. Our firm was named to the list of Ohio & Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ and was awarded the Avvo Clients' Choice for 2012 in criminal defense law. This goes to show how hard we work on our client's behalf and how successful we have been in handling their criminal defense cases. We can contest your murder or manslaughter charges and work to secure the best outcome for your situation.
Murder is the most serious offense in Ohio, carrying the threat of the death penalty for offenders. Ensure you have the vigorous defense of a Columbus criminal defense attorney by calling The Meranda Law Firm LTD as soon as possible. We know how to fight your charges!
For a murder conviction, the prosecution will need to prove one of the following:
You can be charged with an elevated aggravated murder charge if it can be proved that:
Punishments for murder depend largely on the details of the case. A murder conviction typically carries anywhere from 15 years to life in prison with a $15,000 fine. Aggravated murder is punishable by a $25,000 fine and either a life sentence or the death penalty. Even attempted murder can put you behind bars for up to 11 years.
Regardless of what you may be accused of, you have the legal right to a strong defense and The Meranda Law Firm LTD is committed to providing that for clients just like you. Allow our team to aggressively advocate on your behalf and work to make sure your voice is heard in court. Your livelihood and future are at risk unless you take swift action to protect your name.
Contact a Columbus criminal defense attorney from our firm immediately to begin your defense.