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Fort Lauderdale Murder Defense Lawyer

If you are accused of murder, it is essential that you contact a defense lawyer as soon as possible. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., our team is committed to fighting vigorously on behalf of individuals facing violent charges. We are passionate about defending the rights of the accused.

First Degree Murder

Homicide is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being, and is categorized in multiple degrees. The resulting penalties will depend on the type of homicide that was committed. The most serious of homicide charges is first degree murder, which includes:

Premeditated Killing

The defendant had intent to kill, and a plan that was created to commit the murder. The prosecutor must be able to demonstrate this intent to kill, and it may be necessary to present evidence that shows the preparation.

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 are considered first degree murder including burglary, kidnapping, home-invasions, robbery, sexual battery, the murder of another person, and more. In order 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 after trial, the death penalty is not the determined sentence, state law requires the convicted to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. With the potential of being sentenced to the death penalty or life in prison, it is essential that you retain the representation of a seasoned and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged. Give us a call today at (954) 543-1788 to learn more.

Second & Third Degree Murder

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

Second degree murder is the unlawful killing of a human being but, unlike first degree murder, there was no intent involved.

Third degree murder typically results in less serious penalties than both first and second degree murder convictions.

While third degree murder involves the killing of a human unlawfully, the defendant had no intent to cause the individual's death.

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Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases, and have gained a respected reputation because of it. Regardless of how complex the case may be, our team possesses the skills needed to come up with a strong defense. Our team is available to assist clients 24 / 7 a week!

To schedule a free consultation, be sure to contact our firm today.

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