Penalties for a Murder Conviction

Fort Myers Criminal Defense Lawyer

According to Florida Statutes §782.04, murder is the intentional killing of another human being with malice aforethought or during the commission of a felony. These various felonies can include arson, sexual battery, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated child abuse and many others. If you have been charged with the crime of murder then you will face extremely harsh penalties for conviction and you will require skilled legal assistance on your side in order to combat these charges.

First degree murder occurs when the crime is premeditated or committed during the commission of certain felonies. This is a very serious charge and is considered a capital offense with only two possible penalty options for conviction:

  • The death penalty
  • Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole

These are extremely harsh penalties to face, and if you have been charged with the crime of murder then you may be experiencing severe anxiety, fear, and uncertainty regarding the future. It is vitally important that you retain skilled legal assistance on your side in order to combat these charges.

Seeking your murder charges to be dropped?

Attorney Edwards from Brian L. Edwards, Esq. is one of the very select few lawyers in the state of Florida that has successfully defended against a murder charge and had these charges dropped on the "stand your ground" law. He has extensive experience in murder cases on both sides of the courtroom and will be able to put this experience to work for you in your case. It is vitally important to your future and to the success of your case that you have highly aggressive and skilled legal assistance in your case.

Contact our Fort Myers firm today to discuss your murder charges and to learn more about how we can help you.