Murder Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah
MIAMI Murder ATTORNEYMurder charges are of course the most serious charge an individual can face in the State of Florida. Murder or Homicide is considered by many to be the ultimate crime which will likely lead to severe punishment if the accused is convicted.
The type of homicide determines the prosecutor's requirements and the potential punishment in the event of a conviction. First degree murder, the most serious of the homicide charges available under Florida law, includes premeditated killings, and felony murders.
For a charge of first-degree murder based on a premeditated killing, the prosecutor must show the defendant's specific intent to kill. The prosecutor often must establish an advance plan or design formed to carry out the homicide. To establish premeditation, the prosecutor may need to present evidence about the defendant's activities or steps taken to prepare for the killing. Felony murder involves a death during the commission of a felony.
Penalties to MurderFirst degree murder is a capital felony in Florida. For a capital felony, the state may pursue the death penalty. If court proceedings at the sentencing stage lead to a determination that the defendant should not receive the death penalty, state law requires a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Defenses to MurderLaw enforcement agencies at all levels commit their best officers and significant resources to investigate and prosecute murder charges. This is why it is critical that you choose an attorney that has extensive experience defending murder cases.
The available defenses to a charge of murder in the State of Florida depend on the basis for the charge. Depending on the type of first-degree murder, it requires a distinct legal argument. For example, a defendant facing a felony murder charge might try to show that he did not have the required intent to participate in the related underlying felony. Alternatively, a defendant may need to show a lack of premeditation. Our attorneys will bring every bit of our extensive resources to bear to protect you and your family if you are facing these charges.
If you have been charged with Murder in Florida, it is important to seek a Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.
As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.