Salisbury Murder Defense Attorney
Have You Been Charged with Murder? Call Our Salisbury Lawyer Now!
If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, you need an experienced Salisbury murder lawyer immediately. Maryland takes murder charges very seriously, and the penalties are severe. Without proper representation, you could end up convicted and incarcerated for life.
At William R. Hall, P.A., we understand how serious murder charges are. We know that the state will come after you with everything it has, and you will need a strong, experienced murder defense lawyer who will fight for you. We are that Salisbury murder lawyer, and we have the experience, skills, and resources to help you.
What Is Considered Murder in Maryland?
Maryland law defines murder as the unlawful killing of a human with the intent to kill or the intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Murder is divided into two categories: murder in the first degree and murder in the second degree. First-degree murder is murder that is accompanied by one of several aggravating factors. These aggravating factors include killing a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or firefighter while they are performing their duties; killing two or more people at the same time; killing a child under age 12; killing a pregnant woman; or killing someone by poisoning.
Second-degree murder is murder that does not involve one of the aggravating factors listed above. Second-degree murder is charged as a felony, and the sentence is life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Under Maryland law, murder is a felony punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole.
How Does Maryland Classify Manslaughter?
Manslaughter is a lesser charge than murder. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without premeditation. Like murder, manslaughter is divided into two categories: manslaughter in the first degree and manslaughter in the second degree.
First-degree manslaughter is manslaughter that involves one of the aggravating factors listed above. Second-degree manslaughter is manslaughter that does not involve one of the aggravating factors.
What Are the Penalties for Manslaughter in Maryland?
Manslaughter is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. However, manslaughter is also punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole if it involves one of the aggravating factors listed above.
Contact Our Salisbury Murder Defense Attorney for a Consultation
If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, you need a Salisbury murder lawyer immediately. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to fight murder charges and give you a better chance to avoid a conviction.
William R. Hall, P.A. has handled hundreds of criminal cases, and our Salisbury murder lawyer has the experience and skills needed to help you beat these charges.
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