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Murder charge? Fight back and defend your rights in Louisiana

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2015 | Firm News, Murder & Other Homicide Crimes |

There are few things as frightening as being accused or charged with murder. This is a serious, life-threatening situation; you could face a lifetime in prison if this case doesn’t go your way. Fortunately, in any case you find yourself in, you have a right to a defense that will protect your best interests.

It’s important to have a defense for a number of reasons. You need to make sure your family is protected and not harassed by the media. You need to know your reputation won’t be tarnished unnecessarily. You want to be sure that the court isn’t one-sided, and you need to make sure the case is properly investigated. If you’ve been accused without a cause, then this time before you go to court can be used to research your alibi and find ways to get you out of this situation.

If you were involved in what the authorities are calling a murder, you may be able to get the charges reduced or even acquitted. For instance, if you were under threat when you killed someone, you may be able to get your charges reduced or thrown out if you can prove you were being threatened or were only defending yourself.

It’s also wise to have a defense from the start of your case; you don’t want to find out later that your rights were violated while the police investigated. With the right help, the investigation will only be able to move forward by the book, so you won’t have to worry that you were taken advantage of during the process. Please check out our comprehensive website to learn more about where to start when you need to defend yourself.