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Representation Against Murder or Manslaughter Charges

In legal terms, “homicide” is the word used to describe taking the life of another person. There are two types of homicide: justifiable and unjustifiable, the latter of which is known as “murder” or “manslaughter.”

Murder charges are considered especially heinous in Texas and carry serious consequences, including the possibility of the death penalty if you are convicted. It is imperative that you seek skilled representation from a San Antonio criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez, we have extensive training and experience in criminal defense, and have handled criminal defense cases of all types. Attorney Hernandez has received a perfect 10.0 Superb rating as well as a Client’s Choice award from Avvo.

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Murder & Manslaughter Charges

Most people are aware that there are several different types of murder, but don’t know the difference between them. Knowing this difference could be extremely important to your case, and likewise help you better-prepare your hard-hitting criminal defense to help protect you from the harshness of our state’s criminal justice system.

The different types of murder in Texas are:

Capital Murder

  • Knowingly killing a peace officer or fireman who was acting on duty,
  • Causing the death of an individual whilst committing another felony crime (i.e. burglary, kidnapping, arson, robbery, or rape)
  • Killing for hire
  • Murdering more than one person in the same crime or in separate incidents but part of the same crime scheme

Murder

  • Knowingly causing the death of an individual
  • Intending to cause serious harm or bodily injury to an individual (assault) and their injuries cause them to die
  • Kill someone in an attempt to commit or flee from a separate crime

Manslaughter

  • Causing the death of another due to willful and reckless conduct or actions
  • Consciously taking an “unjustifiable risk” that results in the death of another individual

Criminally-Negligent Homicide

  • When someone demonstrates gross negligence that they should have recognized otherwise and results in the death of another
  • Charged when the defendant did not recognize the risk in the actions they were taking, but otherwise should have

Because murder charges can be so immensely complex and cases so detailed and complicated, it is not advised that you attempt to defend yourself in court.

Contact the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez for legal assistance now!