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What you need to know about Murder

Most people have heard that Texas leads the country in the number of executions it carries out.

But, did you know that Texas also leads the country in the number of murder convictions that are overturned due to new evidence being discovered? Obviously, juries in Texas do not always hold the State to proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt, especially when violence is involved. Our forefathers established our legal system with the idea that it is better for guilty people to go free than for an innocent man to lose his life behind bars for a crime that he did not commit. If you are charged with murder or manslaughter, IT IS IMPORTANT to hire a murder attorney who is an effective communicator to ensure that your defense is not only heard by the jury, but understood by the jury. FURTHERMORE, it needs to be tattooed in the mind of the jury that they have a duty to hold the State to the burden of proving their case BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

Four Attorney Classifications of Felony Homicide in Conroe

In Texas, there are four distinct classifications of homicides:

  • Capital Murder
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide

Within these charges are the commonly known charges of “felony murder” and “vehicular homicide”. It is always serious when a person dies; however, it is not always unlawful to take another person's life. There are LEGAL DEFENSES to these charges. You are allowed to defend yourself, others, and your property…sometimes to the death. And, regardless of what the police believe, sometimes accidents DO happen. Just because a person is killed does not necessarily mean that a crime was committed.

Consult Our Conroe Murder Attorney

Pressure to solve death cases quickly often results in hasty conclusions being reached by police investigators. A hasty conclusion often results in a poor investigation. Investigators tend to investigate only the evidence that would help to prove their hastily-made conclusions. It is important to hire an attorney who will investigate and employ investigators quickly in a case involving death so that ALL evidence is taken into consideration. DO NOT hesitate to contact us if you are questioned about a death. DO NOT speak with an investigator prior to speaking with us. How quickly you hire us could determine whether a jury is later given the opportunity to wrongfully convict you. Furthermore, if you are guilty of a crime in a case involving death, we have the experience and knowledge to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

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