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San Antonio Murder Defense Lawyers

Defense for Murder Charges in Texas

Murder is a violent crime and by far the most serious charge you can face. The penalties upon conviction can change your life forever and alter your future in countless ways.

Murder is defined as intentionally:

  • Causing someone’s death
  • Causing someone’s death through objectively dangerous actions intended to cause serious bodily injury
  • Causing someone’s death while committing or attempting to commit a felony

If you are being investigated or have been arrested for murder charges, seek aggressive representation from LaHood Norton Law Group. Our murder defense lawyers in San Antonio take the time to carefully investigate the allegations against you so that we can build an airtight case. Every step of the way, we prioritize protecting your rights and ensuring that your case is presented as effectively as possible.

Contact us at (210) 797-7700 to request a free and confidential consultation to discuss your situation with a San Antonio murder defense attorney.

Degrees of Murder in Texas

In Texas, there are two degrees of murder, which is a felony crime.

  • First-degree murder can be punished with life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
  • Second-degree murder can carry up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The difference between the two degrees of murder is whether the alleged crime was premeditated – planned out in advance – or carried out without premeditation.

Difference Between Murder and Capital Murder

Capital murder may be charged if the victim was a police officer, if the victim was younger than 10, or if the crime was committed while committing another crime, like robbery or aggravated sexual assault. Capital murder is a felony crime that can be punished with life in prison or even the death penalty.

Seek an Aggressive Defense from LaHood Norton Law Group

If you are facing murder charges, you have a lot on the line. You cannot afford to face the criminal justice system alone. Instead, retain our San Antonio murder defense attorneys and get the aggressive defense you need and deserve.

Call us at (210) 797-7700 now to get started.