Are you facing Murder or Manslaughter charges?
It goes without saying that murder and manslaughter are some of the most serious crimes you can be charged with in Texas. Prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement officers in Houston and throughout Texas take these crimes very seriously. Individuals charged with murder, manslaughter, intoxication manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide are often assumed to be guilty by the media, public, and even judges before they even step foot into a courtroom. If you’ve been charged with murder or manslaughter, you need immediate legal help. David Overhuls is a former special crimes prosecutor who has personally handled murder and manslaughter cases. David Overhuls knows how law enforcement agencies investigate these cases and how to form the best legal defense possible to support reduced charges or acquittal.
Cases we handle:
- Murder: intentionally or knowingly killing another person; or intentionally hurting another person and doing something so dangerous that it causes the person to die; or while committing a serious crime or fleeing a serious crime and a dangerous act causes the death of another individual. Murder is a first degree felony punishable by 5 years to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000. If murder was committed due to sudden passion, then it is punishable as a second degree felony with a possible punishment of 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
- Manslaughter: causing the death of another person because of reckless actions. Manslaughter does not involve intentionally killing another person, rather the death of another person because of a person’s reckless actions. Manslaughter is a second degree felony with a possible punishment of 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
- Criminally Negligent Homicide: causing the death of another person because of a person’s negligent (extremely careless) actions. Like manslaughter, this is not the intentional killing of another person. Instead, criminally negligent homicide involved a person dying because of another person’s extremely careless actions. Criminally negligent homicide is a state jail felony with a possible punishment of 6 months to 2 years in state jail and a fine up to $10,000.
HIRE A FORMER SPECIAL CRIMES PROSECUTOR TO DEFEND YOU
If you are under investigation for murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide, you need a skilled lawyer to investigate the circumstances of your case and the defenses that may be available to support an acquittal or reduced charges. David Overhuls is a former special crimes prosecutor and knows how to attack and defend murder and manslaughter charges and investigations. Contact David Overhuls at 713-223-8801 to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible if you are under investigation or charged with murder or manslaughter.Contact David About Murder / Manslaughter