Criminal Murder Charges
Put simply, murder is the most serious criminal charge a defendant can face. In many American states, the sentence for a murder conviction can include the death penalty.
It should go without saying that when you’re facing even the possibility of a murder charge, finding a top-notch defense lawyer should be your highest priority. The Cochran Firm can represent you and provide you with the high-quality legal representation you are entitled to.
Our defense lawyers understand the seriousness of your situation. And we understand that every step has to be carefully calculated when you’re facing a murder charge. We have the experience to help you navigate this exceedingly dangerous terrain.
If you need a defense lawyer experienced in violent crime cases, please call The Cochran Firm today at 1-800-843-3476 for a free consultation.
A vigorous defense for a murder charge does not begin at trial or even after an arrest. Instead, it begins during the initial stages of the police investigation.
Many people are reluctant to hire a defense lawyer before they are charged, even when they’re being investigated for a violent crime. They worry that retaining an attorney will make them “look guilty,” or they’re just concerned about the cost.
What We Can Do For You
However, the benefits of quickly hiring The Cochran Firm’s defense lawyers in the early stages of an investigation are immense. Most people are unfamiliar with the legal system, and being introduced to it through a murder investigation is a recipe for mistakes that could haunt you for years.
Our attorneys will protect you throughout the investigation by looking out for your rights. We’ll make sure you are only questioned in appropriate settings and in appropriate ways, and we will keep a ready eye for any abuse or police brutality.
Many people inadvertently incriminate themselves in spite of their innocence. We’ll make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
Strong Legal Representation
Of course, a police investigation might still result in your arrest and a murder charge. The Cochran Firm’s defense lawyers will be with you throughout the legal process. We can help by:
- Investigating the crime ourselves
- Protecting you from intimidation attempts by the state
- Crafting a compelling case on your behalf
Now, the reality is that many murder cases, like most criminal cases, are settled before they go to trial. These plea bargain negotiations come with tremendously high stakes, and prosecutors often seem to have all the leverage.
Our defense lawyers are familiar with these negotiations. We know what to expect from the prosecutor’s office, and we know how to negotiate firmly on your behalf.
If you’ve been accused of a serious crime and need an experienced defense lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today.