Bowie and Crofton Defense Lawyers Handling Murder Charges
Fighting for the rights of clients facing homicide charges throughout Maryland
Murder charges carry the most significant consequences of crime in the state of Maryland. The taking of a life has significant penalties if the conviction is successful.
At Carey Law Office, our Bowie and Crofton homicide defense attorneys are here to protect your right to a fair trial and to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. We would like to sit down with you and discuss the case against you so that we can develop a strategy for your defense. We are not here to judge you; we are here to make sure that you have fair representation.
Penalties for murder charges
First degree murder § 2-201
Maryland criminal code says that a murder is in the first degree if it is deliberate, premeditated, or willful, committed by lying in wait, involved poison, or committed in the perpetration of another serious crime. The penalty for a first-degree murder conviction is a felony with a prison sentence of life in prison with no possibility for parole, or imprisonment for life.
Attempted first degree murder § 2-205
This charge is for a person who attempted to commit murder in the first degree, but the intended victim did not die. He or she would be charged with a felony and face a life sentence.
Second degree murder § 2-204
A murder in the second degree is a murder that does not qualify for murder in the first degree. Murder in the second degree is a felony and carries a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Attempted second degree murder § 2-206
A person who attempts to commit murder in the second degree may be charged with a felony and a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Manslaughter § 2-207
Manslaughter is a felony charge, and the penalties can include imprisonment up to 10 years OR a $500 fine and/or 2 years in jail.
The law also mentions that spousal adultery, or even catching your spouse in the act of sexual intercourse with someone else, is not a mitigating factor. If you kill the other person, you will still be charged with manslaughter.
How can a Bowie and Crofton homicide lawyer help my case?
There are not many things in life with more dire consequences than being charged with murder. Regardless of the facts of your case, under the United States Constitution, you are entitled to legal representation. At such a critical juncture in your life, you need an experienced Bowie criminal defense attorney who will remain by your side throughout the entire judicial process, and who will develop a strong defense on your behalf. Even as the rest of your life might seem to be falling apart, you can rely on Carey Law Office to safeguard your liberties and fight on your behalf.
Schedule a consultation with a Bowie and Crofton homicide defense attorney now
If you are facing homicide charges, it is vital that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. We are here to assert and defend your rights. From our Bowie and Crofton offices we serve clients throughout Maryland. Call 301-464-2500 or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation right away.