Homicide Murder Defense Attorney Denver
The Iyer Law Office LLC, Denver Colorado
Homicide, Murder Defense Attorney: If you are charged with a violent crime such as a homicide, you need to know that this can result in very serious convictions and punishment, and requires an aggressive defense by an experienced trial lawyer. I have handled felony violent crime cases that have included murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery and domestic violence. Please contact the Iyer Law Office immediately so we can begin the process of getting you the representation you need.
Murder, Manslaughter, and Criminally Negligent Homicide:
Murder or homicide charges are classified at different levels, and the classification is mainly due to the difference in the state of mind of the accused person, the way in which the crime is committed, the circumstances surrounding the crime, as well as numerous other complicated factors. A conviction for murder in the first degree, a Class 1 felony, has two possible sentences, death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Murder in the second degree is a Class 2 felony, which is subject to mandatory enhanced sentencing as a violent crime, but could to down graded to Class 3 felony when the act causing the death was performed upon a sudden heat of passion, caused by a serious and highly provoking act by the intended victim, affected the defendant sufficiently to excite an irresistible passion in a reasonable person.
Manslaughter, a Class 4 felony, occurs when the death of a person is caused by recklessness. Criminally negligent homicide (18-3-105) is a class 5 felony.
Criminal negligent homicide occurs when the death of a person is caused by the criminal negligent conduct of the accused. Criminal negligent homicide occurs when the accused fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a certain result will occur, and the risk must be of such a nature that the accused person’s failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from a reasonable person’s standard of care. The intent to cause death is not material but rather the negligent conduct is one which gives rise to the charge of criminal negligent homicide.
As a former Colorado State Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Iyer has the experience in providing criminal defense of all levels of homicide, including murder in the first degree.
The criminal negligent homicide defense attorneys at the Iyer Law Office, LLC, welcome your inquiry and do not charge for initial telephone, e-mail and/or office consultations.