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Louisiana First-Degree Murder Lawyers

Last updated on June 28, 2024

A charge of first-degree murder can carry significant consequences if convicted. Understanding the charge is essential, especially in Louisiana, where legal nuances can greatly affect the outcome of a case.

Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, handles state and federal criminal defense cases for clients in Baton Rouge and all of Louisiana. With 80 years of combined experience in felony and misdemeanor cases, we can effectively and aggressively represent you. Get a free consultation.

What Is First-Degree Murder?

It is the intentional killing of a human being under specific circumstances, such as during the commission of enumerated felony crimes or when the victim is under 12 or over 65 years of age. In Louisiana, the prosecution must prove the defendant specifically intended to kill or inflict great bodily harm and acted with a deliberate plan.

What Are The Potential Consequences Of First-Degree Murder?

The potential consequences in Louisiana are severe and may include:

  • The death penalty or life imprisonment without parole, probation, or suspension of sentence

If you are facing first-degree murder charges in Louisiana, experienced legal counsel can help you create a defense strong enough to avoid the most dire penalties.

How Can A Charge Like This Impact Someone’s Future?

A first-degree murder charge can have a profound impact on an individual’s future. The accused may suffer from the loss of reputation, strained relationships, and emotional distress.

What Are Some Defense Strategies That Are Available?

Several defense strategies can be employed to contest a first-degree murder charge:

  • Alibi: Showing that the defendant was elsewhere when the crime occurred.
  • Self-defense: Arguing that the killing was justified to protect against imminent harm.
  • Lack of intent: Demonstrating no specific intent to kill or commit great bodily harm.
  • Challenges to prosecution’s evidence: Questioning the validity and reliability of the prosecution’s evidence.

A skilled attorney can help develop effective defense strategies unique to your circumstances while defending your rights.

Work With Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you or someone you know is facing such charges, Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, is here to provide comprehensive criminal defense.

Call 225-377-4964 to schedule a free initial consultation with our Baton Rouge criminal defense attorneys.