Murder / Manslaughter

If you have been arrested or charged with the very serious charges of murder, homicide or manslaughter in Florida, contact skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer Lance P. Richard today.

There is no more serious criminal charge than murder, homicide or manslaughter. These charges are defined as the unlawful killing of another. If you are facing a charge of murder, homicide or manslaughter, you may have defenses to these charges and it is critical to seek the counsel of a criminal defense lawyer experienced in defending murder cases to represent you.

Complex Homicide Cases Call for a Detail-Oriented Defense 

Murder, manslaughter or homicide is considered to be the most serious criminal charge which will likely lead to severe punishment if the accused is convicted. The penalties facing an accused are extremely punitive and these cases should be tackled and addressed by an experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive homicide attorney. 

Chapter 782 of the Florida Statutes outlines Florida law for charges of murder, homicide, and manslaughter.

Examples of charges that can be classified as homicides under Florida law include:

  • First and Second Degree Murder
  • Manslaughter or Murder in the Third Degree
  • Aggravated Manslaughter
  • Felony Murder
  • Vehicular Homicide And Vessel Homicide
  • DUI Manslaughter

Even though you may be charged with murder, homicide, or manslaughter, there are several defenses to these charges, including:

  • Justifiable Use of Deadly Force
  • Self-Defense
  • Excusable Homicide
  • Home Protection
  • Stand Your Ground and the Castle Doctrine

Time is not on your side. If you are charged or under investigation, contact experienced criminal defense attorney, Lance P. Richard right away for a consultation about your charges. He will explain your options in clear language and give you an honest evaluation of your case. 

Lance P. Richard is a highly skilled and successful Florida attorney who has handled many significant cases. Your legal representation is always performed with the utmost care and discretion when dealing with these high-profile and very serious cases. 

Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles murder, homicide, and manslaughter cases in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.