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Aggressive Defense Against Florida Murder Charges

Of all criminal charges a person may face, murder is arguably the most serious. Taking another human being's life is something that is never taken lightly, particularly by law enforcement and state and Federal prosecutors.

If law enforcement believes you are a suspect in a murder investigation, or even if they have contacted you at all regarding the case, you should contact Michael Mirer at (800) 798-0243, a top Miami murder defense lawyer.

Florida Murder Laws

In Florida, like in many other jurisdictions, there are different degrees of murder that categorize the severity of the offense and carry varying degrees of punishment. The degrees of murder in Florida are divided into three categories: first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and third-degree murder.

First-degree murder is the most serious and severe category of murder in Florida. It involves the intentional and premeditated killing of another person. Additionally, certain circumstances can elevate a murder charge to first-degree murder even if there was no premeditation. These circumstances are known as "felony murder" and occur when a death results from the commission of certain felonies, such as robbery, arson, kidnapping, sexual battery, or drug trafficking. 

Second-degree murder involves the intentional killing of another person but without premeditation. It can also be charged if the killing occurred during the commission of a felony not listed under first-degree murder. Second-degree murder does not require the specific intent to kill, but the accused must have acted with a depraved mind, displaying a reckless disregard for human life. 

Lastly, third-degree murder is the least severe degree of murder. This offense involves the unintentional killing of another person while engaging in an act that is inherently dangerous to others, displaying a reckless disregard for human life. The key distinction between third-degree murder and second-degree murder is the absence of an intent to kill. 

Penalties for Murder

If you are convicted of murder, you will face capital felony charges and the death penalty or life in prison. That is why violent crime Attorney Mirer works tirelessly to ensure that his clients rights are protected. For such a serious case as criminal homicide, do not settle for any less than our aggressive and caring defense attorney.

Second-degree murder is punishable by imprisonment for a term up to life. The punishment for third-degree murder is up to 15 years in prison.

Skilled Miami Murder Attorney

As a former prosecutor and trial attorney with over a decade of experience, Michael Mirer has helped thousands of clients and has personally handled over 100 trials. When your future, freedom, and possibly your very life are at risk, you can rely upon attorney Michael Mirer to offer you the legal representation you need and deserve.

Featured Result 
Murder: CHARGE DISMISSED

Client charged with second degree murder and facing life imprisonment. Michael Mirer proved he was actually innocent of all charges and convinced the state to drop all charges.

Defenses for Murder Charges in Miami

Although a seemingly daunting task, it is possible to challenge the murder charges and come out victorious. With the right representation and immediate intervention by a competent Miami criminal defense attorney, you can face a brighter future.

Your Miami murder defense lawyer may explore such strategies as self-defense or acting in the defense of others, lack of premeditation or planning, lack of intent or motive, or mistaken identity. The particular defense strategy that may apply to your unique case may vary depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Fight your murder charges with a competent criminal defense lawyer at your side. Contact a Miami murder attorney at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today to ensure you receive the powerful advocacy you need!

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