Cedar City and St. George, Utah, Attorneys for Murder Charges

Cedar City and St. George, Utah, Attorneys for Murder Charges

What is Homicide?

Homicide is the killing of one human being by another either lawfully or unlawfully. Homicide includes murder and manslaughter, which are unlawful, and the acts of excusable and justifiable homicides, which are lawful.

Read the Utah Criminal Code definitions of murder and manslaughter.

Consequences for Conviction of Murder in Utah

Consequences for the conviction of murder may potentially include:

  • Up to life imprisonment
  • Life in prison with or without parole
  • Death penalty
  • Significant fines
  • Other

Determining Punishment for Murder in Utah

Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends upon the following factors:

  • Prior similar convictions
  • Any other prior convictions
  • Currently on probation or parole
  • Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
  • Degree of media attention on case
  • Mitigating/aggravating circumstances
  • Other

Defense of Murder Charges

Defenses for murder may potentially include:

  • Defense of others (loved ones)
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Factual innocence
  • Self defense
  • Insanity/Battered woman

Free Consultation with a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

The St. George criminal defense attorneys of Douglas D. Terry & Associates take murder charges very seriously. The potential penalties for conviction can cause you to lose everything. Find out more here about what we can do for you and call (435) 628-4411 or contact us online today for a free consultation.