If you are being investigated for or charged with a crime of murder, you are facing one of the most serious criminal charges in Virginia. You could be sentenced to prison for the rest of your life or receive the death penalty. Even if you have not been charged yet, you want to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through the criminal process and help you build a strong defense. Everything—both your life and freedom—is at stake if you are charged with murder, so you will want the assistance of an attorney to help protect yourself.
What Murder Charges Could You Face?
Murder is defined in general as the intentional causing of the death of someone with malice aforethought. Even if the accused intended to kill someone other than the person who died, he can be charged with murder. The major murder charges you could face include:
In addition, there are less serious non-murder charges—such as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter—if the accused person caused the death of someone, but the circumstances of the crime were less serious or there was no premeditation.
Murder Charges Are Some of the Most Serious Crimes in Virginia and Carry Severe Consequences - Get Help Now
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