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Consequences of a Murder Conviction

Murder is considered to be one of the most heinous crimes. For this reason, those accused of murder could face severe punishments including, but not limited to:

  • Life imprisonment with/without parole

  • Death penalty

  • Fines and other punishments and penalties

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

  • Prior criminal convictions

  • Status of probation/parole

  • General community attitude towards the crime in question

  • Aggravating/mitigating circumstances

  • More

Murder is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another. While the exact definition of the crime varies depending on jurisdiction, the consequences of a murder conviction are severe.

Many courts distinguish between murder, which is viewed as a premeditated crime, and manslaughter, a less serious offense.

Murder Defenses

An experienced and aggressive criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses in a murder case to improve its outcome. Murder defenses that may be used in a trial include: self-defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity, and more.