If you are facing murder charges, then you are probably very frightened about what your future will hold. Murder charges are the most serious criminal allegations that anyone could face. As an East Brunswick criminal defense attorney, I urge you to contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC without delay.
As you can imagine, murder cases are extremely serious in nature and I will need ample time to conduct a detailed and thorough investigation in order to provide you with the best possible defense. Fortunately, it only takes one simple phone call to get started.
When you contact my firm today at (866) 760-6430 or fill out a free case evaluation form online, you get trusted guidance on your next steps.
While both manslaughter and murder involve homicide, there are legal distinctions between the two. First-degree murder is a crime of "intent." This means that the defendant planned to murder and intended to kill. In order for the prosecution to prove murder in the first degree, they must first prove intent.
One example of murder in the first degree would be where the defendant entered a home with a shotgun and went to each bedroom killing the residents as they slept in their beds.
In a felony murder case, it isn't necessary for the prosecution to prove intent, only that a murder occurred during the commission of another felony crime or during an attempt to commit another crime. In the state of New Jersey, murder is a first-degree felony crime that is punishable by 30 years in prison to life without parole.
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with murder, it's absolutely critical that you contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC right away. As an East Brunswick murder defense lawyer, I understand that there are always two sides to every story. Sometimes a person can get hurt during a heated physical altercation. Other times, people can kill out of self-defense.
Since these are the most serious charges you could face, it's important that I closely examine every aspect of your case. I can also search for any errors made by law enforcement that might be contested in court, including any illegal evidence collection techniques. Regardless of the circumstances that led to your arrest, I am here to give you the benefit of the doubt and pursue a favorable outcome at all costs.
An initial consultation is just a phone call away. Reach out to (866) 760-6430 today.