Consequences of a Murder Conviction
Murder is considered to be one of the most heinous crimes. For this reason, those accused of murder could face severe punishments including, but not limited to:
Life imprisonment with/without parole
Fines and other punishments and penalties
The severity of the punishment is based on a number of factors, which include:
Prior criminal convictions
Status of probation/parole
General community attitude towards the crime in question
Murder is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another. While the exact definition of the crime varies depending on jurisdiction, the consequences of a murder conviction are severe.
Many courts distinguish between murder, which is viewed as a premeditated crime, and manslaughter, a less serious offense.
An experienced and aggressive criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses in a murder case to improve its outcome. Murder defenses that may be used in a trial include: self-defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity, and more.