Phoenix Murder Homicide Defense Attorney

A charge of murder is the most serious offense that can be levied against a person. If you or somebody you love has been accused of the unlawful killing of another individual, you could face the most severe penalties in the Arizona criminal justice system.

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The state of Arizona does still seek capital punishment for particularly egregious homicide cases. At the Younglove Law Firm, we are here to help when you need a Phoenix homicide defense attorney by your side. Let us get to work today so we can properly defend you against aggressive prosecutors.

Why choose the Younglove Law Firm for this case?

When you are facing homicide charges in or around the Phoenix area, you must turn to an attorney with trusted experience handling these matters. The Younglove Law Firm is here for you today.

  • Attorney Younglove has displayed his courtroom strength for decades and is well-respected throughout the Phoenix area.
  • The Younglove Law Firm takes the time to get to know every client personally. We understand how serious homicide charges are, and we will work to create a legal strategy customized to your needs.
  • Attorney Younglove is a former prosecutor who understands the internal processes that law enforcement agencies and prosecutors will use against you in these cases.

Why you need an attorney to defend murder charges

If you have been charged with murder in Arizona, you need a Phoenix homicide defense attorney by your side as soon as possible. Any type of homicide charge must be taken seriously. An attorney can use their resources to:

  • Conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you. This will include obtaining any evidence being used by law enforcement officials and prosecutors. This will also include your attorney conducting an independent investigation using their own investigators to obtain additional information.
  • Remain in constant communication with prosecutors in an effort to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. A Phoenix criminal defense attorney will also consider negotiating any plea deal if one is necessary and warranted.
  • Fully prepare your case for trial. A Phoenix homicide case can become incredibly complicated and take some time to reach a resolution. Your attorney will be by your side every step of the way.

The penalties for murder charges in Arizona

There are various types of homicide charges that could be applied in Arizona. This includes the following (along with the potential penalties):

  • Manslaughter. This is a class 2 felony punishable by 4 to 10 years in prison. This is a lesser charge generally applied if the defendant’s reckless actions caused another person’s death.
  • Negligent homicide. This is a class 4 felony, and a person could face 1.5 to 4 years in prison. This charge typically applies if it is believed the defendant caused the death due to their criminally negligent actions.
  • Second-degree murder. This is a class 1 felony, and a person could face 10 to 25 years in prison. This charge will typically apply if prosecutors think the defendant killed somebody, but without premeditation.
  • First-degree murder. This is a class 1 felony punishable by life in prison or death. This charge is typically applied if it is believed that the defendant killed somebody and that they planned the murder.

Contact us for a confidential consultation of your case today

If you or somebody you care about is facing murder charges in or around the Phoenix area, your first phone call needs to be to an attorney. At the Younglove Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of these charges, and we will not hesitate to step up on your behalf. Turn to a trusted and experienced Phoenix homicide defense attorney immediately. You can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (602) 737-3333.