Murder Defense Attorney in Ft. Worth
Capital murder is the only offense punishable by death under Texas state law; however, regular murder charges can carry severe penalties, such as a state prison sentence of up to 99 years. Charges of this type require aggressive defense from the very start of the case and relentless representation until the case is complete. At The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C., I can provide the experience and aggression that your case needs.
I have defended cases in both state and federal courts and have obtained charge reductions and case dismissals for many serious felony cases. I am a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney who has the qualities that you need for a powerful defense. Contact my firm right away.
The Legal Definition of Murder
In the state of Texas, a person can face charges of either murder or capital murder. Texas Penal Code §19.02 defines murder as intentionally or knowingly:
- Causing the death of an individual
- Intending to cause serious bodily injury and committing an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual; or
- Committing or attempting to commit a felony that results in the victim's death.
Capital murder is legally defined as the following:
- Murder committed against an on-duty peace officer or fireman.
Murder committed while committing or attempting to commit:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Obstruction or Retaliation
- Terroristic Threat;
- Murder committed while in a penal institution.
- Murder committed against more than one person at once
- Murder committed in separate cases with similar circumstances.
Call an Experienced Defense Attorney Today
If you are facing such serious charges, set up a free case evaluation with a Fort Worth violent crime lawyer today. My firm is experienced in all types of criminal defense cases and can provide the individualized attention and capable defense that you need to avoid a life-changing conviction for murder. Contact my firm as soon as possible to learn more.