Dallas Murder Defense Attorneys

When an individual loses their life under unusual circumstances, there is typically an investigation regarding the cause. Often, this investigation leads to another person being accused of having committed murder. This is one of the most serious criminal charges that a person may face and anyone who has been accused of murder should seek legal counsel immediately.

If you or someone you love has been charged with any form of murder, you will need the guidance of a professional defense lawyer to minimize the likelihood of a conviction or the severity of sentencing. Contact the Dallas murder defense attorneys at the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your rights with a member of our qualified legal team.

Factors that Influence a Murder Charge

There are two types of murder charges in Texas, murder and capital murder. These are defined by the circumstances surrounding the crime.

Murder is typically applicable when there is sufficient evidence that the following actions have occurred:

  • Purposefully causing the death of another person
  • Unintentionally causing the death of another, while intending to cause severe bodily harm
  • Taking the life of another while committing a felony
  • Taking the life of another while leaving the scene of a felony crime

Capital murder charges may be sought in cases which involve:

  • The killing of a law enforcement officer
  • Paying another individual to murder of another person
  • Accepting payment for killing another
  • Killing multiple people at one time
  • Taking the life of a child under the age of six
  • Murdering another in an attempt to escape from prison
  • Taking the life of another while committing an aggravated offense

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If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, it is important that you fully appreciate the gravity of the situation. Your freedom and, indeed, your life may be on the line. Contact the Dallas murder defense attorneys at the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer about your case today.


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