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Facing Murder Charges in Houston? DeGuerin & Dickson Can Help

If you or a loved one has been accused of murder in Houston, you need an aggressive and experienced legal team on your side. DeGuerin & Dickson has a proven track record of defending clients against the most serious criminal charges, including capital murder.

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Our Approach to Murder Defense

We understand that every murder case is unique. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts, analyze the evidence, and develop a personalized defense strategy tailored to your specific needs. We will leave no stone unturned in our effort to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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Why Choose DeGuerin & Dickson?

  • Experience: Our attorneys have decades of combined experience defending clients in high-stakes criminal cases. We know the law, we know the courts, and we know how to win.
  • Reputation: We have a national reputation for excellence in criminal defense. Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and the media for their outstanding legal skills and courtroom advocacy.
  • Results: We have a long history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, even in the most challenging cases. We are committed to fighting for your rights and your freedom.
  • Compassion: We understand the stress and anxiety that comes with facing criminal charges. We will provide you with compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.
  • Trial lawyers: Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers. If a negotiated settlement isn’t possible in your case, we will take your case to trial and fight for your freedom in the courtroom.
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Understanding Murder Charges and Defense Strategies in Texas

Murder is a serious crime in Texas, carrying severe penalties that can range from lengthy prison sentences to the death penalty. Understanding the different types of murder charges and the potential defense strategies is crucial for anyone facing such accusations.

Types of Murder Charges in Texas

  • Capital Murder: The most serious form of murder, capital murder involves specific circumstances such as the killing of a police officer, firefighter, or child under the age of 10, or murder committed during the commission of another felony like robbery or kidnapping.
  • First-Degree Murder: This charge applies to intentional and premeditated murders, where the defendant planned and carried out the killing. It also includes felony murder, where a death occurs during the commission of a dangerous felony.
  • Second-Degree Murder: This charge applies to intentional murders that were not premeditated, as well as deaths caused by reckless or extremely dangerous behavior.
  • Manslaughter: A lesser charge than murder, manslaughter involves causing the death of another person through recklessness or negligence, without the intent to kill.

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How DeGuerin & Dickson Develops Defense Strategies

At DeGuerin & Dickson, we understand that every murder case is unique, and we tailor our defense strategies to the specific circumstances of each client’s case. Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the facts, meticulous analysis of the evidence, and a deep understanding of the legal principles involved.

Being accused of murder is a terrifying experience, but you don't have to face it alone. DeGuerin & Dickson has a proven track record of defending clients against the most serious criminal charges, and we are here to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and your options.

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Murder Defense FAQ

Facing a murder charge is a daunting experience, filled with uncertainty and fear. We understand the questions and concerns that arise during this difficult time. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about murder defense cases:

Q: What are the penalties for murder in Texas?

A: The penalties for murder in Texas vary depending on the specific charge and the circumstances of the case. They can range from lengthy prison sentences to life in prison without parole, and even the death penalty in capital murder cases.

Q: What are the different types of murder charges in Texas?

A: Texas law recognizes several types of murder charges, including capital murder, first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter. Each charge carries different penalties and requires different elements of proof.

Q: What are some common defense strategies in murder cases?

A: Defense strategies in murder cases can vary depending on the specific facts and circumstances. Some common strategies include challenging the evidence, claiming self-defense or defense of others, arguing lack of intent, or asserting an alibi.

Q: How can DeGuerin & Dickson help me with my murder defense case?

A: DeGuerin & Dickson has a team of experienced murder defense attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of our clients. We conduct thorough investigations, analyze the evidence, develop strong defense strategies, and provide aggressive representation in court.

Q: What should I do if I am accused of murder?

A: If you are accused of murder, it is crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. Do not speak to law enforcement or anyone else about the case without first consulting with an attorney. An attorney can protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.

Q: Can I afford to hire DeGuerin & Dickson for my murder defense case?

A: We understand that facing a murder charge can be financially stressful. We offer flexible fee arrangements and are committed to providing affordable legal representation to our clients.

Disclaimer: This FAQ provides general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you are considering an appeal, consult with a qualified criminal appeals attorney to discuss your specific situation.
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Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact DeGuerin & Dickson today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced murder defense attorneys. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

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