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Fort Lauderdale Murder Defense Lawyer

If you are being accused of murder, it is essential that you contact a defense lawyer as soon as possible. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we're committed to fighting vigorously on behalf of individuals facing violent charges. We are passionate about defending the rights of the accused and know the value of showing both sides of a story.

First Degree Murder

Homicide is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being and is categorized in multiple degrees. Penalties for a murder charge will vary depending on the degree. First-degree murder is the most serious type of murder charge.

This crime is characterized by the following factors:

  • Premeditated Killing
    The defendant had the intent to kill and created a plan to commit murder. The prosecutor must be able to demonstrate this intent to kill by showing evidence that proves there was a plan for murder.
  • Felony Murder
    When homicide is committed while the defendant is in the act of committing another specified felony. In Florida, there are a number of felonies that commonly include first-degree murder including burglary, kidnapping, home invasions, robbery, sexual battery, the murder of another person, and more. To achieve a conviction, the defendant's intent to commit a specified felony must be proven.
  • Drug Dealing & Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances
    Must involve specific controlled substances that are defined by Florida law.

In Florida, first-degree murder is a capital felony, which means that the state may sentence a convicted individual to the death penalty if they are convicted of the crime. If the death penalty is not pursued, Florida law places a minimum penalty of life in prison on defendants who are found guilty. These two penalties are severe and require the assistance of a law firm that has experience with criminal defense. Call us today at (954) 543-1788

Second & Third-Degree Murder

An individual can also be convicted of committing second or third-degree murder.

  • Second-degree murder is the killing of another person by an act known to be dangerous.
  • Third-degree murder happens when one person kills another while committing a non-violent felony.

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Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases and have gained a respected reputation as a result. Regardless of how complex the case may be, our team possesses the skills needed to create a strong defense for you. To schedule a free consultation, contact our firm today.

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