Conroe Murder Defense Attorney
What is Murder in Texas?
Murder is the taking of the life of another with intention and malice aforethought and is the most serious of crimes with the harshest punishments. A defendant on trial for murder may face the battle of his or her life and needs a strong defense from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney Doug Atkinson has defended all types of criminal cases including murder. An individual charged with murder should seek legal advice and contact a Montgomery County criminal defense lawyer knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal law and defense of major criminal cases. Attorney Atkinson works closely with his clients throughout a murder case from the time of arrest to completion of the trial.
His goal when defending a case is the best possible outcome for the client considering the particular crime and the surrounding circumstances involved. A murder charge dropped to manslaughter or a case dismissal is what he seeks when he defends his clients inside and outside of the courtroom.
Murder Conviction and Punishment
A guilty verdict for first-degree murder depends on premeditation and intent
but can include the murdering of a police officer or firefighter, a pregnant
woman, for pay or reward, or the use of exceptional brutality and cruelty.
Punishment for murder can include capital punishment or life in prison
without the possibility of parole. For some defendants convicted of murder
sentencing involves a long prison sentence and a lifetime parole. A murder
defendant faces the loss of many freedoms and needs a skilled attorney
fighting for his or her constitutional rights. The action of killing another
must meet all of the specific legal points to qualify as a murder.
The poisoning of another could be an act of murder but a prosecution has to prove the case to a jury and show the intention to kill with malice aforethought.
Prosecution relies heavily on forensics of fingerprints, blood, hair, and fiber analysis when building a case. They can issue search and arrest warrants for a murder suspect. A skilled defense attorney can challenge every piece of evidence presented by a prosecution including the validity of warrants, arrest procedures, forensics, witness statements, and all other evidence involved in the murder case. The state of mind of the defendant and all details of the crime are jury considerations during a murder trial. Attorney Atkinson offers competent and effective defense to his clients facing serious criminal charges. Make an appointment today for a consultation.
Contact a Montgomery County Murder Defense Attorney if facing serious murder charges.