Ohio defines murder as “purposefully causing the death of a person” or causing the death of another during an attempt to commit a violent crime that is a felony.” If you are facing these charges, your first priority should be to reach out to a Circleville criminal defense attorney. If convicted, you will face very harsh consequences.
Murder is the most serious criminal offense charge in Ohio; you can face the following sentences:
You can also face fines that range from $15,000 to $25,000. When heinous crimes in addition to murder are committed against someone, the charge can be elevated to “aggravated murder.” These crimes can include kidnapping, rape, burglary, aggravated arson and trespassing. An offense can also be categorized as an aggravated murder if it involved the killing of a person under 13 years old or a law enforcement officer. If convicted, your sentence will be determined by factors that include prior criminal convictions, community attitude towards the crime(s) in question and mitigating circumstances.
When you retain our services at Hess Legal LLC, we can make sure the crime scene wasn’t compromised, all the eyewitnesses have been interviewed, fingerprints and DNA analysis have been properly collected and the scene was thoroughly photographed. If police did not follow the correct protocol, we will promptly file a motion to dismiss applicable evidence.
When you are facing such a severe charge, you want qualifications like the following behind you:
When your life is on the line, you need to retain top-quality legal representation immediately. For dedicated legal defense you can count on, call Hess Legal LLC for a free legal consultation today.
Contact us at (740) 249-1501 now to speak to a Circleville criminal defense lawyer!