Murder: A Complicated Area of Law
Murder and Attempted Murder are two of the most serious criminal charges a person may face. If convicted of murder in Louisiana, you may face a severe sentence like life in prison or even death. This is a complicated section of the law and the charges and potential sentences are serious, so you need a qualified, experienced Louisiana criminal defense attorney who will work to protect your innocence and your future. Call Bloom Legal today at 504.599.9997 to schedule a consultation with your Louisiana Murder or Attempted Murder defense attorney.
You Need a Qualified Louisiana Murder Attorney to Defend Your Rights and Protect Your Future
If you have been arrested for or charged with murder or attempted murder in any of these areas or elsewhere in Louisiana, the experienced murder defense team at New Orleans’ Bloom Legal will work with you to craft an appropriate defense to these charges. In many cases, we will work to get those charges reduced to negligent homicide or manslaughter charges, less serious charges with correspondingly less severe sentences. With a strong defense crafted by the lawyers at Bloom Legal, you may even be acquitted of your homicide, murder, or attempted murder charges.
The consequences of a murder or attempted murder charge can become even more severe if the police or investigators claim that the alleged murder or attempted murder occurred in conjunction with another crime like rape or robbery, if it involved the use of a weapon, or if you have any prior convictions. In these cases, Bloom Legal will work to minimize the influence of these factors, in addition to working to reduce the main charge.
In certain cases, a Bloom Legal murder defense attorney may be able to argue that the murder for which you are being charged was actually a justifiable homicide. In Louisiana, a homicide is legally justifiable when:
- The person committing the homicide reasonably believes s/he is in imminent danger of losing his/her own life and that killing the assailant is the only way to protect his/her body and life
- The homicide was committed for the purpose of preventing a violent crime attack or forcible felony involving danger to life or body
- The homicide was committed against a person reasonably believed to be likely to use unlawful force to threaten the body or life of another.
- The homicide was committed by a personal lawfully inside a dwelling, home, business, or vehicle, against a person making unlawful entry, with the use of force reasonably believed to be the only method of preventing that entry
In other words, if the homicide in question is proved to have been committed in defense of your property, yourself, or others, it is not murder but rather justifiable homicide.
As Someone Charged with Murder in Louisiana, You Have Constitutionally Guaranteed Legal Rights
If you are charged with or arrested for murder or attempted murder in Louisiana, you must make sure to not provide any information to police or investigators until you have spoken with a lawyer. You have the legal right to an attorney and do not have to say anything until you have spoken with your legal representation. Anything you tell police can and will be used against you by the prosecution, so insist upon your right to an attorney. From the moment you contact and hire the Louisiana murder defense attorneys at Bloom Legal, we will work to protect your rights while conducting our own investigation, in order to protect your reputation and your future.
Centrally located in downtown New Orleans, the attorneys at Bloom Legal serve clients from across Louisiana, including:
- Slidell, Covington, and the rest of St. Tammany Parish
- Chalmette and St. Bernard Parish
- LaPlace and St. John the Baptist Parish
- Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, and the rest of Jefferson Parish
- Des Allemands and St. Charles Parish
Because of the severity of the crime, law enforcement in all parts of the seven-parish Greater New Orleans area take charges of murder and attempted murder very seriously. If you have been charged with either of these crimes anywhere in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area, including the Northshore and River Parishes, Bloom Legal can help you preserve your innocence and your good name.
Let Bloom Legal help you by contacting us today. Call us at 504.599.9997 or fill out our contact form.
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