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Mesa Murder & Manslaughter Attorney
Murder Defense Lawyer in Mesa, Arizona
In Mesa, the prosecution is seeking the death penalty in a record number of cases. Needless to say, if you or a loved one has been charged with first degree murder in Mesa, the stakes could not be any higher and it is critical that you seek the services of a Mesa Murder Defense Attorney. Even if charged with the less serious offenses of second degree murder, manslaughter, or negligent homicide, you could still be facing an extended prison sentence.
Homicide charges can be classified as either first degree murder or second degree murder based on a number of different factors. For example, first degree murder can be charged if the defendant is accused of committed the murder with premeditation or during certain other offenses such as escape, burglary, burglary, child abuse, and some drug offenses. First degree homicide can also be charged when the victim is a law enforcement officer acting in the line of duty.
Mesa Second Degree Murder Defense Lawyer
Second degree murder charges in Mesa can arise from a number of different situations, including vehicle accidents. When the prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to establish that the defendant committed the Mesa murder with premeditation, second degree murder charges are usually filed. Under Arizona law, an individual can be charged with second degree murder when they are accused of acting with extreme recklessness – even if the victim died because of an unintended accident. If convicted of second degree murder in Mesa, the presumptive prison sentence is 16 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Mesa Manslaughter & Negligent Homicide Attorney
Mesa Manslaughter and negligent homicide are typically reserved for situations where the victim's death was the result of negligence or recklessness which is not significant enough to warrant second degree murder charges. Nevertheless, these less serious crimes can also carry life changing consequences.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Mesa homicide related offense, you need to have an aggressive, experienced Mesa murder attorney protecting your rights.
The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC is devoted to the vigorous defense of individuals accused of criminal offenses in Mesa including: DWI/DUI Offenses, Drug Offenses, Vehicular Accidents, Alcohol Offenses, Domestic Violence, Theft, Robbery, Forgery, Burglary, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Weapons Offenses, Homicide, Post Conviction Relief and Probation Revocation matters.
Contact Mesa Murder Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today if you or a loved one have been charged with murder in Mesa, Arizona.