Homicide & Murder
Being charged with murder can be the scariest thing you’ve ever encountered. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in New Hampshire, call Michael Anzalone for immediate assistance.
If you’ve been arrested on a murder or homicide charge, it is extremely important for you to understand that you should not speak to anyone other than a lawyer. You’ll need to have an attorney who is well-versed in the state’s criminal code and who can help you get the best possible result as your case moves through the system.
Do not speak to detectives without having a lawyer by your side. That’s why you’ll want to call Michael Anzalone the minute you get arrested on any kind of assault charges. But if you are facing a murder charge, you’ll need his expert advice.
If you have a relative or friend who is facing murder charges, you should familiarize yourself with the state’s criminal laws. Click on the link below to get additional information about homicide:
There are many elements involved in a murder charge. You’ll need to understand the different kinds of offenses you could be charged with. There is capital murder, first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, causing or aiding suicide, among other possible charges.
While they are all extremely serious charges, there is a huge difference between second-degree murder and capital murder, for example.
If you are charged with capital murder, you’ll need to trust Michael Anzalone to offer the best legal advice for your case. Someone can be charged with capital murder if they “knowingly” cause the death of a law enforcement or judicial officer, or kill someone while attempting to kidnap someone or while engaging in a robbery. If convicted, the person could face the death penalty.
That’s why it’s urgent to contact a criminal defense attorney who specializes in homicide cases as soon as you’ve been charged with murder.
First- and second-degree murder charges are still serious and you’ll need expert legal advice. If you’ve been determined to have knowingly caused the death of someone, you can be charged with first-degree murder. This can occur during a sexual assault or a robbery. A conviction on this charge carries a possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Second-degree murder occurs when someone knowingly causes the death of someone under reckless conditions that “manifest an extreme indifference to the value of human life.” In these cases, a judge may give you a sentence that includes up to life in prison.
A lesser homicide charge is called manslaughter. Someone can be charged with manslaughter when he or she causes the death of another person either recklessly or “under the influence of extreme mental or emotional provocation but which could otherwise constitute murder.”
A manslaughter charge, according to state statutes, is punishable by a prison term of “not more than 30 years.”
As you can see, there are a variety of charges that fall under murder or homicide.
If you’ve been arrested make sure you contact The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation. Michael and his support staff will fight for your rights.