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A person accused with homicide is likely to spend a large period of time in jail, and in the event of murder, he or she may never be freed. They might be sentenced to death if they are convicted of capital murder. Homicides can range from manslaughter to capital murder. A murder charge might be reduced to manslaughter or even dropped in some situations with the help of a highly qualified defense attorney with sufficient resources.

If you have been charged with homicide, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be. 

Different Types of Homicide Charges in Arizona

Homicide in Arizona is defined as the intentional killing of another person. It's among the most serious criminal charges you or a loved one may face for obvious reasons. A homicide conviction in Arizona has severe consequences and because of this, it is extremely important that you have an attorney that has experience in getting the best outcomes in these situations. Some of the different types of Homicide charges in Arizona that we defend are:

  • Negligent Homicide: Under Arizona law, negligent homicide is a type of involuntary manslaughter, which is a lesser crime than manslaughter or murder. You may be charged with negligent homicide if you unintentionally cause the death of another person owing to criminal negligence. (Read More)

  • First Degree Murder: An individual commits first-degree murder with the purpose to kill or knowing that their acts will lead to death. As a result of their actions, they cause the death of another person or individuals. They had plotted the murder ahead of time. (Read More)

  • Second Degree Murder: Second-degree murder occurs when someone kills another person with the purpose to kill them, but without premeditation. A person who behaves with total disdain for human life or recklessly engages in actions that offer a significant risk of death, leading to the death of another person. (Read More)

  • Manslaughter: Manslaughter is defined as carelessly causing the death of another person, purposefully murdering someone in the heat of the moment or during a fight, or assisting someone in committing suicide, according to Arizona law. (Read More)

  • Vehicular Homicide: Vehicular homicide is a type of homicide in which a person is killed in an automobile accident. (Read More)
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Potential Defense Strategies for a Homicide Charge

Several defenses may be applicable depending on the facts of your case. This includes proving that someone else committed the crime, that the killing was performed in self-defense, that the murder was unintentional, that the State's evidence is inadequate to convict, or that the killing was not precipitated by the commission of another crime in the case of felony murder. Moreover, there may be mitigating factors that only justify a reduced charge based on the facts. Our criminal defense attorneys have the skills to bring these defenses to life in the courtroom, whether through a scathing cross-examination of a Government witness or a powerful closing statement highlighting the flaws in the State's case.

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At the Nava Law Firm, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced attorney who will provide an aggressive representation so that you can have the best chance to get your case resolved.

‍Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale and other areas around Arizona. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Maricopa County, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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