Violent Crimes: Murder
Defending You on Murder Charges in St. Petersburg
Murder has long been considered as the most heinous crime in human societies throughout the world, and it nearly always carries the most severe punishment for a conviction. If you have been charged with the intentional killing of another human being, it is crucial that you retain legal representation immediately to defend your rights and fight to help you avoid the dire consequences you face. Law enforcement agencies take this crime seriously, and will usually not file charges until they believe they have the evidence to support a conviction-fighting homicide allegations takes exhaustive preparation and zealous legal defense.
Contact us at Taracks & Associates now for a free, confidential consultation with a St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer from our firm. Our team includes a former prosecutor, which gives us an edge in being able to spot weaknesses in the case against you, and we have over a quarter century of combined experience and a track record that includes thousands of cases. We know what an overwhelming experience this may be for you and your loved ones and will stand by you as the case progresses, working tirelessly to help you defeat the charges.
Penalties for Murder in St. Petersburg
Murder is a felony crime under any circumstances, but the penalty you could receive if convicted depends on the severity of the crime:
- First Degree Murder - Capital felony, punishable by the death sentence
- Second Degree Murder - Up to a life sentence and a $10,000 fine
- Third Degree Murder - Up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
If it is not possible to exonerate you or to have the charges dismissed, we may still be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduction of the charges to manslaughter, which carries a lesser sentence.