Murder is the most serious crime a person in Martin County can be accused of.
It can also be one of the most difficult types of cases to try.
Importantly, the penalties are extraordinarily harsh and can, in some situations, result in the death penalty.
There are three degrees of murder you can be charged with in the State of Florida.
If you were an accomplice in a murder, you may be charged with second degree murder as well, even if you weren’t the one who killed the victim. Punishment ranges from 30 years to life in prison.
Motive does not need to be proven in order to get a conviction in a felony murder case. All that must be proven is that the accused committed the murder.
Because this is the highest-stakes crime there is, and defending you properly can be tricky, your Martin County defense attorney needs to be highly competent and extremely experienced.
The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard can reduce your chances of being convicted and sent to Death Row or to prison for many years. In no other circumstances are your rights and your future as dependent on top-notch legal representation as they are when accused of murder.
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