Creating a Tailored Defense to Fight for Your Rights
Murder and manslaughter are some of the most serious criminal charges that a person can face. In Ohio, a conviction can result in steep penalties, including life imprisonment and even death. In these situations, you need an attorney who can defend you against these serious accusations—and the lawyers at Patituce & Associates, LLC can help, contact us today to set up a free consultation with a Cincinnati murder defense lawyer.
Our attorneys have successfully defended several clients against serious homicide charges, protecting their rights and interests from arrest to appeal. If you are charged with murder in Cincinnati, don’t wait to seek help—contact the defense lawyers at Patituce & Associates, LLC to discuss your case and defend your rights in court.
Ohio Murder and Manslaughter Laws
In Ohio, a homicide occurs when one person kills another, regardless of intent or other factors involved in the crime.
Murder is the most serious type of homicide crime. Felony murder occurs when one person causes a death while committing certain violent felonies, such as arson, rape, kidnapping, or robbery. Aggravated murder, also called first-degree murder, is the intentional or planned homicide of another person or unborn fetus.
Voluntary manslaughter occurs when one person intentionally kills another but acted out of passion or rage. Involuntary manslaughter occurs when one person unintentionally kills another while committing or attempting to commit a misdemeanor or a felony, aside from those that qualify as murder.
Penalties for a Murder Conviction in Cincinnati
A murder conviction in Cincinnati can lead to severe and life-changing consequences such as life imprisonment for first-degree murder, and prison sentences ranging from 15 years to life for other offenses. The death penalty may also be levied for certain aggravated murder charges. Additionally, defendants may be ordered to pay significant fines as part of their sentence.
First-Rate Defense for Murder and Manslaughter Charges
When facing murder or manslaughter charges, you can feel scared and overwhelmed. These charges carry hefty penalties that can dramatically alter the rest of your life.
At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers understand the importance of a first-rate defense in these serious cases. We will thoroughly investigate the evidence, examine the circumstances of the crime, and work to build a strong defense on your behalf.
Our attorneys can support your case in several ways, including:
- Providing legal expertise and knowledge of the criminal justice system
- Assisting with pre-trial preparations, including gathering evidence, reviewing police reports, and interviewing witnesses
- Developing a tailored defense strategy to fight for your rights and protect your future
- Explaining the charges and potential consequences, including the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence
- Providing guidance and support throughout the legal process, including navigating court procedures and dealing with the prosecutor’s office
- Negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal, if appropriate, to reduce charges or minimize sentencing
- Defending your case in court and presenting a strong case to a jury, including cross-examining witnesses and presenting expert testimony
- Providing emotional support and counsel during a difficult and stressful time
Schedule a Free Consultation with Patituce & Associates, LLC
If you have been charged with murder or manslaughter, don’t hesitate to contact Patituce & Associates, LLC. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with aggressive representation and fighting for your rights throughout the legal process and will work to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your next steps.