Murder & Manslaughter Defense in Tampa

Murder Charges in Tampa, FL

If you have allegedly taken another person's life, you will face extremely harsh penalties if you are convicted. In Florida, you can even be sentenced to receive the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of your case. Needless to say, you should take immediate action to protect your rights and ensure that you do not suffer the ultimate price due to overzealous prosecution or exaggerated charges.

There are many degrees of severity in the state of Florida when it comes to murder charges, including the following:

  • First Degree Murder - This is a capital felony and the state may seek to have the death penalty imposed.
  • Second Degree Murder - This charge may result in an imprisonment sentence that can last up to 30 years.
  • Third Degree Murder - If you are convicted of third degree murder, you may face 10 or more years in prison.

Manslaughter Charges in Tampa, FL

If you have been charged with manslaughter, you could face serious punishments, including extensive incarceration. It is extremely important that you contact a defense lawyer immediately after you are aware that you have been charged with any level of manslaughter offense.

Manslaughter charges can be divided into the following:

  • Voluntary Manslaughter
    This charge usually involves intentionally killing another person but without premeditation. This might be termed a "passion" killing.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
    This usually involves criminal negligence of some sort. An act that was not premeditated that resulted in the death of another.
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
    This involves causing the death of another while driving a vehicle (possibly while under the influence of drugs or alcohol).

Get Aggressive Legal Representation. Call (813) 321-7323 Now!

If you have been charged with any level of murder or manslaughter, you need aggressive legal help, and you need it fast. Even if the situation may seem hopeless, a skilled lawyer could be able to get you a reduced sentence or even get your case dismissed, depending upon the circumstances. It is important to remember that contacting an attorney as early as possible could make the difference. It is important that you do everything possible to help ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the process. This type of dangerous charge could ruin your life as you know it. You cannot trust your defense to anyone but the best. At Thomas & Paulk, our criminal defense lawyers have what it takes to handle even the most complex of violent crime cases. Backed by our past experience as felony prosecutors, we can build strong defense strategies designed to address the unique circumstances of your case. You can trust us to protect you.

If you've been charged and would like to speak with an experienced attorney, call us at (813) 321-7323.

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