Homicide is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another.  While the exact definition of homicide varies depending on jurisdiction, the consequences of a homicide conviction are severe.  Many courts distinguish between murder, which is viewed as a premeditated crime, and manslaughter, a less serious offense.  If you or a loved one has been charged with homicide, it is extremely important to seek the assistance of a qualified criminal law attorney at Tario & Associates, P.S., who can aggressively defend your legal rights and ensure you are not unduly punished.  Please call us at (360) 671-8500 for a free consultation.

Consequences of a Homicide Conviction

Homicide is considered to be one of the most heinous crimes.  In Washington, a defendant accused of homicide could face severe punishments including, but not limited to:

  • Life imprisonment without parole
  • Death penalty
  • Fines, restitution, and other punishments and penalties

The severity of the consequences is based on a number of factors, which include:

  • Prior criminal convictions
  • Status of probation/parole
  • General community attitude toward the crime in question
  • Aggravating/mitigating circumstances

Homicide Defenses

An experienced and aggressive criminal law attorney shall use numerous defenses in a homicide case to improve its outcome. Homicide defenses that may be used in a trial include: self-defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity, and more. If you or someone you love has been charged with homicide, it is in your best interest to hire a qualified criminal law attorney who will aggressively defend your legal rights. A good homicide defense lawyer can get your case dismissed, reduce your penalties, negotiate alternative punishments, gather evidence in your favor, and devise other strategies to improve the outcome of your case.

Please contact a defense attorney at Tario & Associates, P.S., who can evaluate your case FREE of charge and determine the best course of action for you.