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Houston Murder Defense Lawyers

Also Representing Individuals Accused of Manslaughter

If you are facing a murder or manslaughter charge in Texas, your life is on the line. No state in the nation has penalties as harsh as Texas, and no state prosecutes homicide charges more vigorously. Prosecutors in this state are under heavy pressure to assume you are guilty first and sort out the facts later. If you or a loved one think you may be facing murder charges, get the most aggressive legal representation you can find.

Call (713) 597-2221 to schedule an initial consultation.

Homicide Categories in Texas

In Texas there are four ways prosecutors can charge a homicide:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter: a person can be charged with manslaughter in Texas for causing the death of another person through reckless behavior
  • Negligent homicide: a person can be charged with negligent homicide for causing a death through criminally negligent behavior
  • Capital murder

What Constitutes Capital Murder?

Capital murder is by far the most serious of these charges. In Texas, the prosecution can seek the death penalty in a capital murder case, and often does.

Capital murder can be charged after a number of fact situations in Texas. A person can be charged with capital murder for a variety of circumstances, some of these include:

  • Killing a police officer or firefighter who is in the line of duty and whom the defendant knows is a police officer or firefighter
  • Intentionally killing a person while committing one of several specific felonies, including kidnapping, burglary, robbery or aggravated sexual assault.
  • Murder-for-hire (both the person who allegedly committed the killing as well as the person who allegedly hired the killer)
  • Committing murder while escaping from prison, or attempting to escape
  • Murder committed by a prison inmate while incarcerated
  • Killing a judge
  • Killing a child under the age of 10

For a person charged with capital murder in Texas, the potential stakes cannot be higher. Anyone facing a capital murder charge in Texas needs to put forth the most aggressive defense they can devise. Whether the defense is self-defense, mistaken identification, or unintentional injury that resulted in death, it is critical to prepare thoroughly and fight the charges doggedly at trial.

Representation From Our Murder Defense Attorney

Start by talking to Attorney Jed Silverman. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is recognized as one of the most prominent criminal defense law firms in the state. Mr. Silverman has received recognition from peers and professional colleagues for his intelligent strategies, passionate advocacy and commitment. He earned recognition with repeated inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers® list (2006-2014). Our firm will do everything possible to negotiate the best possible outcome for your case. If your case goes to trial, you will have a successful, skilled and knowledgeable attorney fighting for your future and your life.

Are the Police Starting to Ask Questions? Contact The Law Offices of Jed Silverman.

Don't wait until you are arrested for a violent crime to hire an experienced lawyer. Some answers you give the police investigators can damage your case. Other answers can be used to help you get a better outcome from the prosecutor. Attorney Jed Silverman will advise you of your rights and be by your side throughout the investigation. Our firm represents clients in courts throughout Texas. Right now, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and your future.

Start by contacting us today for skilled criminal defense.

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