If you have been charged with murder in Utah, don’t trust your defense to anyone other that Utah Defenders. Our attorneys are experienced criminal defense attorneys and will be able to analyze your case and determine its strengths and weaknesses upon our initial consultation with you.
Defending your freedom is our number one priority and when you face murder charges you are at risk of losing your freedom for life. Not only that but you could be facing the death penalty. Protect your freedom by calling one of our criminal defense lawyers today.
All Defenses Count in a Murder Case
Although the term murder seems self-explanatory, but there are number of different ways one can have murder charges brought against him. The first way a person commits murder is the most basic definition of most people understand to be murder: intentionally and knowingly causing the death of another person. Other ways one can commit murder include the following:
- intending to cause someone serious bodily injury and instead causing death;
- acting with depraved indifference to human life and engaging in conduct which creates a grave risk of death and actually causing death;
- causing death while committing a felony;
- causing the death of a peace officer while resisting arrest or in assaulting the peace officer;
Thus, unlike manslaughter or vehicular homicide, murder generally requires an intent to take the life of another. The element of intent creates significant factual issues which are key to any defense to murder. The Utah criminal defense attorneys at Utah Defenders will assess every aspect of the factual issues of your case and thereby determine how best to defend you. If we can negate the intent, your defense will be very strong.
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Let us help you. Call us to set up a free consultation. You will meet with one of our trial attorneys and better understand the nature of the charges brought against you as well as your available defenses. Call us at 801.618.1334 or email us and we’ll contact you to schedule a free consultation.