Trust A Proven Homicide Defense Attorney
Attorney Carl E. Cornwell has represented individuals charged with homicide in more than 60 trials and has handled more than 150 homicide cases. As homicide cases are the most difficult type of cases to handle, the experience that he brings to every matter is irreplaceable.
The Many Kinds Of Homicide Charges
Homicide can include charges of murder or manslaughter. Murder refers to the killing of another with malice aforethought or the intent to kill. There are different degrees of murder that are dependent on the level of premeditation. Manslaughter, on the other hand, is the unlawful killing of someone else without malice aforethought. Like murder, there are varying degrees of manslaughter including what is called voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
There are even classifications of felony and misdemeanor manslaughter. For example, a young person driving a vehicle involved in an accident that results in the death of another individual could be facing misdemeanor or felony manslaughter depending on the actions that led up to the accident.
What’s important to note is that attorneys defending any sort of homicide charge need to be acutely aware of all the classifications and distinctions. Without such knowledge on your side, you could end up facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole instead of a shorter sentence where an early release is possible. In a federal case, a charge of first-degree murder could mean the death penalty.
Carl Cornwell is a lawyer who understands every kind of homicide charge, and knows how to defend against such allegations in a court of law. He will challenge evidence and eyewitness testimony. His firm has access to forensic experts to testify on your behalf. He will fight for you.
Defenses Used In Homicide Cases
It’s important to have an attorney who understands what’s at stake with these accusations. Unlike drug-related crimes or white collar criminal charges, homicide accusations can mean the difference between life and death.
Just as there are a wide variety of homicide cases, there are also a large number of defenses. These could include the insanity defense. Battered woman syndrome, for example, has been established in the legal profession and can sometimes be used as a defense when a homicide occurred in a domestic setting. Self-defense can also be raised as a defense in homicide cases.
Carl knows the defenses and how to apply these to the appropriate circumstance. He will pursue every realistic criminal defense option before any verdict or judgment will be handed down.