Being charged with murder is terrifying. Knowing that you are the subject of an investigation is almost as bad. If you have been charged or are being investigated for murder, it is critical to have an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer who can protect your rights and seek the most favorable outcome possible.
Experienced, Certified and Knowledgeable Homicide Defense Lawyer
At my Scottsdale and Phoenix law firm, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC, I defend people against homicide charges. I use my many years of criminal law experience and my understanding of prosecution strategies to build compelling defenses. Often, I am able to obtain acquittals, dismissals or reduced charges. As a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, I know how to uncover weak cases, identify law enforcement mistakes and look for alternative explanations of the events covered by the charge. The only defense on such a case is hard work and experience!
Homicide Lawyer in Phoenix
I create strong arguments for clients facing homicide charges or any violent crime charge. I look at issues involving evidence and how it was handled by law enforcement personnel. I explore all possible leads, hiring investigators after consulting our client.
When evidence and leads are compromised by police misconduct or errors, I aggressively seek out the facts. I review all the State’s evidence including recordings of police interviews and conduct rigorous examinations of law enforcement personnel in defense interviews and on the witness stand. I leave no stone unturned in my efforts to defend clients charged with murder or any violent crime.
Charges and Penalties in Homicide Cases
Although people use the words murder and homicide interchangeably, the killing of another person can actually be one of many classifications, depending on the circumstances. I have defended clients charged with murder in the first and second degrees, attempted murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide. These are all felony charges. Penalties range from life in prison to the death penalty to several years, depending on the type of homicide charge. The stakes are high. You must have experienced and specialized counsel to mount an effective and aggressive defense.
Contact an Expert Criminal Defense Lawyer
For a vigorous and thorough defense against any homicide charge, contact the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.