Minnesota Murder Lawyers & Defense Attorneys
Facing murder/homicide charges can be extremely devastating, stressful, and painful. There are a variety of Minnesota homicide charges, and each encompasses a variety of penalties and fines.
Having a talented
Minnesota murder defense attorney on your side will ensure your rights are protected during these stressful times and will also ensure your side of the story is heard.
Murder Attorneys & Defense Lawyers in Minneapolis
Minnesota murder charges include first through third degree murder as well as vehicular homicide. Listed below are the differences between each crime as well as the expected sentence for each crime.
Minnesota murder statutes define these terms below.
First Degree Murder – First degree murder is the most severe homicide charge. It is described as killing someone with premeditation/intent during the commission of a felony. This includes killing a person during a robbery, kidnapping, etc. First degree murder also applies to the death of a person during domestic violence, the death of a police officer/guard, as well as the death of a minor while committing child abuse. First degree murder charges may result in life in prison as well as costly fines.
Second Degree Murder – Second degree murder is also known as manslaughter. It is described as the killing of a person without premeditation/intent during the commission of certain crimes. Second degree murder includes prison sentences up to 40 years as well as costly fines.
Third Degree Murder – Third degree murder is the killing of a person without premeditation/intent through dangerous acts. This includes drunk driving as well as other reckless behavior. Third degree murder is punishable by a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of no more than $40,000.
Manslaughter – Vehicular manslaughter causes the death of another person as a result of recklessly operating an automobile or other vehicle. This includes operating while intoxicated or through other reckless behavior. The maximum penalty for vehicular homicide is up to ten years in prison and a fine of no more than $20,000.
Minnesota Homicide Charges
Homicide charges are considered felonies and result in the severe penalties that other felony charges do. Being convicted of murder may prevent future employment, loans, as well as other opportunities. Having a talented homicide attorney on your side will protect your rights, your life, and your future.
Judith A. Samson understands the severity of Minnesota homicide charges and is dedicated to providing clients with the best possible outcome. Samson will make sure your side of the story is heard and will research all possible defenses including:
- Reason of Insanity
- Legal Use Of Drugs
- Self Defense
- And More
For a free initial consultation call 612.333.8001 today or fill out the online consultation form.
The Minnesota homicide lawyers with Judith A. Samson, represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding areas in Anoka County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Sherburne County, Wright County and Washington County.