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Defending Against Murder Charges in Texas

When facing a serious charge of murder in Tyler, Texas, it's crucial to have a skilled and experienced legal team on your side. At Rollings Wood & Pace, we are dedicated to providing aggressive and strategic defense for individuals accused of murder. Our firm understands the gravity of these charges and is committed to protecting your rights, building a strong defense, and ensuring that you receive a fair trial.

Call Rollings Wood & Pace today at (903) 408-3332 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our murder defense lawyer in Tyler.

What is Murder?

Murder is a grave criminal offense involving the intentional and unlawful killing of another person. Under Texas law, murder charges can range from first-degree to capital murder, depending on the circumstances of the case. First-degree murder involves intentionally causing the death of another person with premeditation and deliberation. Capital murder charges are even more severe and can result in the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

What are the Penalties for Murder in Texas?

The penalties for murder in Texas are severe and can have life-altering consequences. In cases of first-degree murder, individuals convicted may be faced with a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years or life imprisonment. Capital murder convictions may lead to the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. The specific penalties will depend on the case's circumstances, which can include factors such as the victim's age, the presence of aggravating factors, and the defendant's criminal history.

Defenses Against Murder Charges

Some potential defenses against murder charges include:

  • Self-Defense: If the defendant can demonstrate that they acted in self-defense or defense of others to protect themselves or another individual from imminent harm, it may be possible to argue that the use of force was justified.
  • Lack of Intent: Murder charges require the prosecution to prove intent to kill. If there is reasonable doubt regarding the defendant's intent, it can be a crucial element in the defense strategy.
  • Insanity: If the defendant was not of sound mind at the time of the crime, they may be able to plead insanity. This defense aims to show that the defendant could not distinguish right from wrong due to a mental disorder.
  • Mistaken Identity: In some cases, mistaken identity can lead to wrongful accusations. A solid alibi and evidence supporting the defendant's presence elsewhere can be effective in challenging the prosecution's case.
  • Alibi: Providing evidence that proves the defendant's presence at a different location at the time of the crime can cast doubt on their involvement in the alleged murder.
  • Police Misconduct: If law enforcement officers violate the defendant's rights during the investigation or arrest, evidence collected through such misconduct might be suppressed, weakening the prosecution's case.

Contact Our Murder Defense Lawyer in Tyler Today

If you or a loved one are facing murder charges in Texas, it's imperative to pursue experienced legal representation as soon as possible. The consequences of a murder conviction are life-altering, and you deserve a strong defense to protect your rights and future.

At Rollings Wood & Pace, our Tyler murder defense attorneys are here to stand by your side throughout the legal process. We will meticulously analyze the evidence, craft a personalized defense strategy, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are upheld and that you obtain a fair trial.

Contact Rollings Wood & Pace today to get started with our Tyler murder defense attorney.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Declined for Prosecution Driving While Intoxicated
  • Charges Reduced Driving While Intoxicated
  • Case Dismissed Felony Evading Arrest/Detention and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon
  • Case Dismissed Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance
  • No Billed by Grand Jury Murder
  • No Billed by Grand Jury Murder & AADW

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