Dallas Murder and Homicide Defense Attorneys

Many people use the terms murder and homicide interchangeably, but there is a clear distinction between the two terms under the law. Homicide refers to the act of one human killing another human, and can be justifiable (non-criminal) or criminal. Murder is a type of homicide that involves the killing of a person with “malicious aforethought.” In other words, in order to be charged with murdering a person, the perpetrator must have killed the victim with the intent to do so, planned or prepared for the act.

Being charged with murder or homicide can have severe, negative effects on your life even in the absence of a conviction. In Texas, you could be facing the death penalty if convicted so it is critically important that you speak with skilled and aggressive defense attorney immediately. Contact the Dallas murder and homicide defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Murder Convictions in Texas

Because Texas enforces capital punishment, being convicted of murder may result not only in a life-term in prison, but it could potentially lead to your execution. That is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable attorney who is vigorously committed to defending your case. In order to receive the death penalty, one must have committed capital murder, characterized by the following:

  • Murdering an on-duty public safety officer or firefighter
  • Intentional and malicious murder
  • Murder while escaping or attempting to escape a correctional facility
  • Murder while incarcerated
  • Multiple murders
  • Murdering a child under the age of 10
  • Murder for remuneration

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If you or someone you care about has been accused of murder or homicide, do not hesitate to contact the Dallas murder and homicide defense attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.


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