It is never more important to hire an experienced lawyer than when you are facing murder charges. Your life and freedom hang in the balance. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our team is made up of former prosecutors with more than 70 years of combined legal experience and 200 jury trials under our belts. We leverage this considerable experience to protect our client’s rights and freedom.
Contact us today so we can discuss the aggressive steps we can take to protect you against these serious charges.
What You Can Expect from Our Dayton Murder Defense Lawyers
When you hire Patituce & Associates, LLC, you can count on our team to:
- Visit the scene of the crime and conduct an in-depth investigation
- Interview witnesses who saw the crime, another suspect, or relevant facts related to your defense
- Determine potential defenses that may apply in your case, such as an alibi or self-defense
- Handle any requests from law enforcement
- Discuss any offered plea bargain and our honest assessment of whether you should accept it
If you decide to take your case to trial, you can count on us to mount a vigorous defense on your behalf.
Our Dayton Murder Defense Lawyers Handle All Types of Homicide Cases
Our Dayton murder defense lawyers can handle the most serious homicide cases, including:
- Murder (O.R.C. 2903.02) – Murder in Ohio is defined as purposefully taking the life of another person or fetus or causing death as a proximate result of committing certain types of crimes.
- Aggravated Murder (O.R.C. 2903.01) – A conviction for aggravated murder can expose you to the most serious criminal penalties possible in Ohio. This crime occurs when you intentionally planned to kill another person, you killed someone while committing certain violent crimes like kidnapping or rape, or if the victim was part of a protected group.
- Voluntary Manslaughter (O.R.C. 2903.03) – Voluntary manslaughter charges can be brought when you knowingly cause the death of another person while under the influence of sudden passion or while in a sudden fit of rage. Due to the heightened emotional state, the offense is not punished as harshly as murder.
- Involuntary Manslaughter (O.R.C. 2903.04) – Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person while committing a felony or misdemeanor.
- Reckless Homicide (O.R.C. 2903.041) – If you engaged in reckless behavior that ultimately caused the death of another person, you can face charges for reckless homicide.
- Negligent Homicide (O.R.C. 2903.05) – Negligent homicide is a crime in Ohio that is charged when a person accidentally kills another with a deadly weapon or similar item, such as during a hunting accident.
- Vehicular Homicide or Manslaughter (O.R.C. 2903.06) – This statute addresses three different crimes, all of which involve killing someone else with a vehicle. The charge you may face depends on the factors surrounding the accident.
Potential Penalties for Homicide Offenses
The offenses described above vary widely with respect to potential penalties. You can face probation all the way up to life in prison for a conviction. Contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer to learn about the defenses that might be available in your case.
Contact Our Top-Rated Dayton Murder Defense Lawyers
If you are facing murder charges, contact us immediately at any time, day or night. We provide a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. Contact us today to get started.