If you have been arrested and charged with a Homicide crime, contact The Law Firm of RICARDO ALVAREZ, P.A., by calling 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
A homicide is generally considered to have occurred when the untimely death of an individual is the direct result of the actions of another. There are two types of Homicide:
In the State of Florida, Homicide Crimes include:
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for a homicide the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
Murder Burden of Proof:
intent, premeditation, and in some cases motive to commit the act of murder is proven;
the actions of the accused were of such a violent nature that warrants a murder conviction;
the accused did in-fact commit the felony murder crime for which her or she is being tried for according to the evidence presented during the trial;
and/or, the evidence presented in the states case against the accused must show that no other viable alternative theory of the murder presented by the defense creates reasonable doubt in the mind of any juror as to the guilt of the accused.
Manslaughter Burden of Proof:
the actions of the accused were of such a nature that warrants a manslaughter conviction. (this essentially means that even if the death of another was accidental, the actions of the accused directly caused or lead to the untimely death of another);
the accused did in-fact commit the felony manslaughter crime for which he or she is being tried for according to the evidence presented during the trial;
and/or, the evidence presented in the states case against the accused must show that no other viable alternative theory of the manslaughter presented by the defense creates reasonable doubt in the mind of any juror as to the guilt of the accused.
If a dismissal of your homicide charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the homicide charges against you.
If you have been charged with a homicide crime, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.
HOMICIDE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING LAKELAND, WINTER HAVEN, BARTOW, POLK COUNTY, AND CENTRAL FLORIDA
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