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Homicide Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Defense for Murder & Homicide Charges

In the Cleveland Revised Code, there are two types of crimes that involve the killing another person: murder and manslaughter. ORC § 2903.02 defines murder as purposefully causing the death of another, including terminating another's pregnancy or causing someone's death during the commission or attempted commission of a felony. This offense is punishable under § 2929.02 by a prison sentence of 15 years to life.

An individual can also face charges of aggravated murder, which involves one of the following:

  • Premeditated act of murder
  • Murder of a person under 13 years old
  • Murder of a law enforcement officer

Aggravated murder is punishable by life in prison, or the death penalty. Those that are released may be forced to pay restitution to family victims, and could also face significant fines. It is imperative that you contact a homicide attorney in Cleveland, OH if you are facing these charges.

What is Manslaughter?

Voluntary Manslaughter is defined under ORC § 2903.03 as knowingly causing the death of another person while in a sudden passion and / or due to sexual motivation. Involuntary manslaughter (ORC § 2903.04) is defined as unintentionally causing a person's death while committing a felony. Each of these crimes is a felony in the first degree and is punishable by a prison sentence of 3-11 years, the potential of being forced to pay restitution to family members, as well as up to $25,000 in fines.

Are you accused of murder or homicide? Call Cleveland Murder Attorneys.

Murder is the only capital offense in Cleveland. If you are facing such an extreme threat to your future freedom and your life, you must not settle for less than the most highly qualified and experienced defense counsel. Friedman Nemecek Long & Grant, L.L.C. has earned a reputation as a highly respected and successful criminal trial law firm.

Our Cleveland homicide lawyers often accept cases that are believed to be impossible to win by other firms and have prevailed, winning an acquittal in cases with tough odds. We understand the importance of your case both to you and to those you love. We will do everything possible to gain any advantage for you, from the beginning through to the final resolution of your case.

Contact us right away to retain an exceptional Cleveland homicide attorney that is committed to pursuing the best possible outcome, and has the track record of success that could mean success for you at trial.

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