When you are dealing with accusations of murder or manslaughter, your life may literally be on the line. First degree murder is punishable by death in Florida; at the very least, if convicted, you will spend the rest of your life behind bars without possibility of parole. With this much at stake, you need the best, most experienced criminal defense attorney you can find. Even a conviction for manslaughter might remand you to prison for decades. If you are facing serious charges of this magnitude, you need help and you need it immediately.
The attorneys at Katz & Phillips, P.A. have helped innumerable others in your position. Our mission is to keep you out of jail – period. If you are imprisoned on murder or manslaughter charges, your nightmare will not end when and if you are released. You will carry the disgrace of the conviction for the rest of your life. It might preclude you against employment or renting a home. Our goal is to keep that from happening to you through innovative and aggressive representation.
The line between murder and manslaughter is thin in Florida. A murder charge means you intentionally took someone’s life, or that an individual died because of some felonious action on your part. Manslaughter is death resulting from negligence and is a second degree felony. An experienced criminal defense attorney can use the facts of your case to make the difference between one charge or the other.
You have the right to call for help even before you are arrested, when you are questioned regarding a crime. Do not attempt to talk to law enforcement on your own. The risk is too great. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips have dealt with both first and second degree murder charges, as well as vehicular, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges. If you are facing a charge for any of these things, call us as soon as possible. We will work tirelessly to make sure you are not imprisoned, not even for a day. If you are already in jail, we will make every effort and take every possible step to get you out again. Life as you know it does not have to be over, but you need the honed skills of a focused attorney to prevent that. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips know the strategies that work when dealing with state and federal prosecutors. Call us today so we can fight for you and protect your rights.