Defense Attorney in Grand Junction, CO
Homicide Defense Attorney
A Homicide is considered a serious charge in Colorado, a case such as this could determine the future of the rest of your life. Whitham & Tryon want to represent you so that you can be treated fairly.
Types of Homicide Charges
Justifiable Homicide: Takes place when there is belief that a serious crime was prevented by the killing the person in the act of committing a crime. Often times lawful defense of others will fall under this category.
Manslaughter: The charge of manslaughter is for instances where the accused did not plan to commit the crime or had any intent for the victim to do because of their actions. Sentences for that convicted range from every state, law, and the specific circumstances, but most end in second-degree murder or a lesser of a sentence.
Criminal Homicide: Known as murder. The most common are second and first-degree murder. Second Degree murder applies to cases in which someone may have intended to kill someone but did not have time to plan. First-degree murder is the most serious, it applies in a situation in which requires evil intent and planning. Sentences for convictions usually include the death penalty or life in prison.