Homicide & Manslaughter Defense | Palm Beach, FL
Homicide & Murder Defense
Florida Statute 782.04
Homicide defense attorney Mark Solomon understands the severity of the consequences of a conviction. Mr. Solomon understands that charges are just allegations. People have the constitutional right to defend themselves against these charges. Mark will work hard and fight to make certain to protect your best interests, and to minimize jail time and other potential consequences, including the possibility of a death sentence, that accompany a murder conviction.
Experienced Defense Against All Homicide Charges in Florida
Attorney Mark Solomon has the legal experience to provide you with a sound legal defense, and is available to defend you or a family member or friend against charges of any charge of murder.
Murder charges are some of the most serious charges a person can ever face. If you have been accused of killing someone or formal charges have been filed, you need to exercise your right to remain silent and enlist the assistance of a skilled homicide attorney.
We have been handling misdemeanor and felony criminal cases many years. It is important to understand the severity of the criminal homicide sentences that may be imposed if you are convicted of murder.
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- First-degree murder. If you are convicted on a first-degree murder charge, you are facing life in prison without the possibility of parole or the possibility of a death sentence.
- Second-degree murder. Punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed life.
- First- or second-degree murder when the alleged offender was previously convicted of a first- or second-degree murder charge. Life in prison without parole is the required consequence upon conviction of a second or subsequent murder charge.
There are also serious punishments for first- and second-degree attempted murder charges, and lesser charges that involve a death such as manslaughter. If you are facing these types of charges, attorney Mark Solomon can help you understand what punishments may be applied if you are convicted.
Florida Statute 782.07
Manslaughter Laws in Florida
In Florida, taking a human life is a serious event that can have severe consequences. Even when this kind of incident occurs accidentally, criminal charges can still be filed. When a person is killed as the result of negligence or recklessness, manslaughter charges can be filed. The result can be imprisonment and fines for the person accused of the crime.
Manslaughter charges are distinct from murder charges, although they are still very serious. The main distinction between manslaughter charges and murder charges is the issue of intent. When a person intentionally kills another person, they can be charged with murder. However, if an accident or reckless actions result in a death, manslaughter charges can be filed.
What Is Manslaughter?
In the state of Florida, manslaughter is considered a type of criminal homicide along with murder. According to Section 782.07 of the Florida Penal Code, manslaughter occurs when a person recklessly causes the death of an individual.
For the purposes of the law, a person can be considered to behave recklessly if they commit an action without the appropriate amount of care and caution. Engaging in a behavior that has the risk of death or injury can lead to manslaughter charges if a person dies as a direct result of the action and appropriate safety precautions were not followed.
For help with your own case, please call Mark Solomon - Criminal Defense Attorney today.