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Murder & Manslaughter

Atlanta Murder & Manslaughter Defense Attorneys

Experienced and Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyers

We know that police officers rush to judgment in making arrests and many prosecutors are looking for a conviction instead of seeking justice. Our criminal defense team can aggressively protect your rights and ensure that you receive a fair trial. We will start by conducting a thorough investigation and uncovering evidence that is favorable to your case.

We will meticulously prepare your case for trial and examine every piece of evidence that the State intends to use against you. Most importantly, we will stand by your side, regardless of the allegations the State is making against you, and fight for your freedom. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and aggressively represent you in court. We thrive in the courtroom and will put our extensive trial experience to use for you.


To learn more about your rights and defense options, call our team today at (888) 838-4858 for a free case evaluation.


Definition of Murder & Manslaughter in Georgia

Murder is perhaps the most serious offense a person can be charged with, and conviction can result in life in prison or the death penalty.

Georgia law states that murder is committed if:

  • The defendant acted in a way that intended to kill another person
  • The defendant acted with a depraved disregard for human life
  • The defendant killed another person during the commission of a felony crime

Being convicted of murder will lead to a minimum sentence of life in prison and can result in a sentence of life without parole or even the death penalty. Due to the harsh sentences handed out in murder cases, it is imperative that you retain an experienced criminal lawyer immediately.

Manslaughter differs from the crime of murder in that the defendant did not act with malice aforethought in causing the death of another person but rather from a sudden and violent passion from serious provocation. A person can be charged with voluntary manslaughter, felony involuntary manslaughter or misdemeanor manslaughter. Regardless of the type of manslaughter, you may be charged with, it is still a serious violent crime that requires powerful defense.

There are many factors to investigate when building a comprehensive defense against murder and manslaughter charges. Our duty is to establish reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case and to present a compelling defense on your behalf at trial. We leave no stone unturned in preparing for trial, and our attorneys will tirelessly pursue the best possible result for your case.

Many people are arrested and charged with murder or manslaughter when in reality they were acting in self-defense. Georgia law specifically grants immunity to anyone acting in self-defense. At Ross & Pines, LLC, we know how to build a solid self-defense to get your charges dismissed at an immunity hearing or win your case at trial.

Call an Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation!

Our criminal defense team is made up of three former prosecutors, which provides us with a unique understanding of the tactics the prosecution may try to use during your trial. We have effectively defended countless individuals against murder and manslaughter charges in the Atlanta area, and have gotten countless cases dismissed without ever having to step into the courtroom. If we can’t get your case dismissed prior to trial, and we will be ready to stand by your side in court and fight for your freedom.


Don't trust your case to an inexperienced defender; contact Ross & Pines, LLC today to learn about your rights and options! Contact Ross & Pines, LLC today for more information about your case. 


 

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