Murder Defense Lawyer in Athens
Serious, Reliable Defense Counsel
Taking the life of another person is considered to be the worst crime possible by the state of Georgia. While there are a number of types of murder charges, almost all carry the possibility of prison time as well as a criminal record that could have a dramatic impact on your future. It is never advisable to go into these proceedings without an experienced Athens murder defense attorney.
The Law Offices of J. Lee Webb represents individuals accused of murder. Call (706) 705-5122 to learn more.
Murder Charges in Georgia
Murder statutes are left up to the states; therefore, the types of charges and penalties may vary depending on where the offense was committed. For example, if someone plans on killing his or her spouse months in advance for an insurance policy, this would be considered first-degree murder.
- First-degree murder is the most serious of all homicide charges in Georgia, as this crime involves both intent and premeditation.
- Second-degree murders are generally considered crimes of passion-while the intent was there, the act was committed in the heat of the moment. Killing your spouse after catching him or her with another person is one example of second-degree murder (sometimes known as voluntary manslaughter).
- Third-degree murder, or involuntary manslaughter, involves neither intent nor premeditation but gross negligence. For example, a driver who kills another person while operating a motor vehicle under the influence could be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Defending a Murder Charge
There is a lot on the line when facing a murder charge, which is why hiring a qualified Athens murder defense attorney is so important. A capable attorney can launch an investigation into your case to uncover favorable evidence that can be used to develop your defense strategy. Because we firmly believe our clients deserve skilled representation, our firm can work with you to come up with affordable payment plans.
Find out what the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb can do for you by calling (706) 705-5122.