Murder Defense Attorney in Amarillo
Defense Against Texas Criminal Negligence in Homicide Cases
Of all criminal charges, those involving homicide are the most serious and life-altering in terms of punishment. If you or someone you love is in this situation, you are likely in extreme stress. Fighting back with every legal option at your disposal is critical to your freedom, your future, and possibly your life. At Quackenbush Law Firm, we understand the high stakes attached to any type of murder charge, so we apply every option, method, and tool available to help you fight back. Our Amarillo homicide defense lawyer is experienced, aggressive, trial-tested, and ready to work for you.
Find out how we can defend you in a free case review. Contact us at (806) 424-4108 or contact us online.
Texas Homicide Cases
Various types of homicide are covered under Texas law. Each case is unique, with its own set of facts and circumstances that will affect your charges and punishments if you are convicted.
In general, homicide cases include:
- Capital murder
- Manslaughter, including intoxication manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and shaken baby syndrome death
- Criminally negligent homicide
Capital murder is the most serious of the above due to the fact that it can be punished by life in prison without parole or by death. Murder involves the intent to kill or to inflict serious bodily harm through an act that is clearly dangerous to human life that results in death. Murder is charged as a first-degree felony punishable by five years to life in prison.
Manslaughter occurs through reckless actions that cause the death of another. A conviction of this second-degree felony is punishable by two up to 20 years in prison. Criminally negligent homicide occurs when another is killed by behavior that disregards the obvious and known risks to human life and safety. This is charged as a state jail felony punishable by 180 days up to two years behind bars.
Let Us Fight for You
We urge you to contact Quackenbush Law Firm in the face of a criminal investigation or formal homicide charges. Our firm has a long-standing reputation for excellence and proven results based on our extensive resources, legal ability, and dedication to our clients.
Reach out to our firm today at (806) 424-4108.