Experienced Defense Against Homicide Charges

In Oklahoma, homicide charges are broken into four categories:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Excusable homicide
  • Justifiable homicide

In many cases, the defense strategy depends on chipping away at the charges in an attempt to have them reduced to the next lowest charge. For example, can a murder charge be reduced to a manslaughter charge? There are also varying degrees within each category, and it may be appropriate to seek a reduction from first-degree to second-degree manslaughter, for example. This approach requires in-depth knowledge of the law and the elements that distinguish one charge from the next, such as the element of malice, which is the factor that separates murder and manslaughter charges.

Ultimately, all of these charges are serious and have life-altering consequences, so representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer is a must.

We Fight Murder And Manslaughter Charges At Trial

At Smalley Law Firm in Norman, our history of taking on serious criminal cases stretches back more than 25 years. We have earned a reputation for results by preparing every case for trial and being willing to argue in front of a judge and jury when appropriate.

Knowing how serious a conviction for murder or manslaughter can be, we take immediate action, conducting an investigation, reviewing all evidence, and building a defense strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome in light of the facts at hand.

Get Experienced Defense Representation Today

Call 405-322-5653 or send an email to discuss your manslaughter or homicide case with us as soon as possible. Learn about the benefits of having a dedicated and reputable attorney on your side through all phases of the criminal defense process.