Houston Homicide Attorney
Penalties for Homicide
Homicide is a serious charge, and the state of Texas recognizes capital punishment - the death sentence - as valid punishment for convicted offenders. The terms homicide and murder are often used interchangeably, but they are two distinct crimes. Homicide is the illegal taking of another person's life either as a justifiable cause, an excusable cause or by a criminal cause. Murder is the illegal taking of another person's life with criminal aforethought of the killing itself.
Criminal homicide in Texas is defined in four categories. The most severe and highly punishable form of homicide is capital murder, or the murder of a peace officer, police officer, or firefighter. Conviction of this offense can result in the death penalty. Although homicide can sometimes be unintentional, such as manslaughter and negligent homicide, you may still face life in prison for a conviction of these charges. It is important that you act quickly to retain the representation that you deserve following a charge by working with a trusted Fort Bend criminal defense attorney.
Fort Bend, as well as the entire state of Texas, takes accusations of homicide and murder very seriously. You may be aggressively prosecuted and face serious repercussions if convicted. Even simply being charged with a homicide offense can negatively affect your life, housing eligibility, career opportunities, and relationships. You need to ensure that your rights are protected and your freedom is fought for by a qualified defense attorney. At the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. I am a board-certified criminal defense specialist who has assisted numerous clients in obtaining favorable results for their criminal cases and I may be able to help you as well.
At my firm, I have 32 years of experience in providing outstanding representation for my clients in their times of need. I have assisted criminally convicted individuals in numerous high-profile cases and made television appearances and news conferences on behalf of my clients. As a former prosecutor in Texas, I know what to look for in terms of weaknesses in prosecutors' cases and will aggressively defend my clients' rights. If you have questions or concerns regarding your future, contact a dedicated Houston criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen today and schedule your
free case evaluation as soon as possible.