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Homicide Charges in Atlanta, GA

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Of all crimes, those involving homicide typically carry the most severe penalties for the accused. Murder, for example, may be punishable by life in prison or death by lethal injection. Voluntary manslaughter is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and involuntary manslaughter is punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison. The skill and commitment of one’s criminal defense attorney will have a tremendous impact on homicide charges and penalties, as well as whether one is convicted at all.

For over 40 years, Michael Moran & Associates, LLC has been representing criminal defendants across Georgia. Our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers understand what is at stake in the face of criminal homicide charges. We fight for our clients, using our experience as litigators and our ability to think outside the box to develop effective strategies.

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Criminal Charges Related to Homicide

Homicide may be defined as taking the life of another human being. Under Georgia Code, a defendant may face various charges related to homicide:

  • § 16-5-1: Murder, which involves causing the death of another person with malice aforethought, and felony murder, which involves causing the death of another person during the commission of a felony offense.
  • § 16-5-2: Voluntary manslaughter, which involves intentionally and unlawfully causing the death of another person under circumstances that provoked the defendant to act in the heat of passion.
  • § 16-5-3: Involuntary manslaughter, which involves unintentionally causing the death of another person during the commission of a non-felony offense, or in the commission of a lawful act in an unlawful manner that is likely to cause death or serious bodily harm.

Do not wait to involve an Atlanta murder defense lawyer if you or someone you love has been accused of any of the above crimes. Even if you have not been arrested or brought in for questioning – yet – you will benefit from consulting with an attorney who can advise you of your rights and options at this stage. Remember, if you are arrested, everything you say and do can and will be used against you in court. Protect yourself by hiring an attorney.

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