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Jourdanton, Texas Murder Defense Lawyers

Pearsall murder defense attorney

Capital Murder Attorneys for Charges in Atascosa County or Frio County

With potential life in prison or the death penalty, if convicted, murder charges in Texas carry the most serious penalties an individual can receive in the United States. If you face a murder charge, it is critical you choose an experienced and skilled attorney, and that you do so quickly.

At Barrera, Cavazos & Powers, our lawyers include judges and former prosecutors who possess impeccable knowledge of the law and court system. That extensive courtroom background and proven legal acumen can make all the difference in a successful defense against the most serious of allegations. We are available 24/7 and are ready to help you immediately.

Murder Charges in Texas

Texas law states an individual has committed criminal homicide if they "intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence" caused the death of another person. Criminal homicide includes:

  • Murder: If a person intended to cause serious bodily injury and perpetrates a dangerous act that causes a person's death; or if someone's actions during commission of a felony or attempted felony (other than manslaughter); or during flight from a felonious crime, commits an act that results in the loss of life.
  • Capital Murder: Includes murder that involves the death of a peace officer or fireman in the line of duty, that occurred in retaliation against a servant of the court, or resulted in the death of a person under 10 years old. Also includes murder committed during the act of kidnapping, robbery, arson, aggravated sexual assault, terroristic threat, or escape from incarceration.
  • Manslaughter: Reckless action that causes the death of an individual, including intoxicated manslaughter.
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide: Death caused by criminal negligence.

A person's death and subsequent murder allegations do not automatically mean a criminal act took place. When you entrust Barrera, Cavazos & Powers to handle your case, we will conduct a full investigation to confirm the actual facts. From there, we will mount an aggressive defense to achieve the most favorable resolution possible.

Murder Defense Strategy

Our attorneys will determine if your rights were violated at any point during the initial investigation by police, including whether the evidence was obtained by illegal search and seizure. We will meticulously examine all evidence and witness accounts to look for inconsistencies or deliberately false statements, and we will seek eyewitnesses and character witnesses who can support your case. If the fatality in question resulted from an act of self-defense on your part, we will accumulate the information and enlist the supportive testimony necessary to prove that in court.

While it is often easy to forget when you face a charge this serious, remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof rests with the prosecutors, and the facts will determine the eventual outcome, especially when you have the right legal team by your side.

Contact a Wilson County Homicide Defense Attorney

The lawyers at Barrera, Cavazos & Powers understand the immense pressure and fear you likely face as someone accused of murder. To learn how we can help and start on your case today, contact a 24/7 Karnes County criminal defense lawyer at 830-769-1010. We also serve clients in Floresville, Pearsall, Karnes County, and Karnes City.

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