A charge of murder in violation of Texas Penal Code Chapter 19 is one of the most serious violations of the penal code in the state of Texas. Consequently, it carries extremely harsh potential penalties, including death by lethal injection.
Being charged with murdering another person will change your life. You will want to vigorously defend yourself against these charges, which is best handled by hiring a trusted murder lawyer in Carrollton.
Count on the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg to aggressively investigate the facts in your case. We will pay attention to every detail that could affect the outcome while working with law enforcement and prosecutors to ensure you are treated fairly and that all evidence is handled properly. Call us today at (214) 696-9253 for a free consultation.
Understanding a Charge of Murder
In the state of Texas, murder is covered under the felony murder rule. This states that if a person who is committing or attempting to commit a felony crime creates a dangerous act that causes the death of another person, he or she can be charged with murder. Even if the person who committed the act had no intention of causing harm to the victim, prosecutors still are able to seek a murder conviction.
Depending on the circumstances in a particular murder case, a person convicted of murder could face capital punishment, which in Texas involves the murderer being put to death by lethal injection.
You can be certain that as a trusted murder lawyer in Carrollton, we will investigate your case thoroughly, verifying police reports and ensuring that all evidence was handled in a proper manner. If your case potentially qualifies under the Stand Your Ground/ Castle Doctrine in the state of Texas, we will explore that possibility too.
Consider meeting with the team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg for a free consultation. We are ready to meet with you as soon as possible. You should not delay in seeking the proper representation to defend you against this serious criminal charge. Call us today at (214) 696-9253.
Potential Outcomes in Your Murder Case
Multiple outcomes are possible in a murder case. Some of these outcomes will not involve going to trial. The most common potential outcomes include:
- Guilty plea to murder.
- Not guilty plea to murder, allowing the case to go to trial.
- Being found guilty after a trial.
- Being found innocent after a trial.
- Plea bargain with prosecutors before the trial, where the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for the dismissal of the murder charge.
- A dismissal of the case.
Potential outcomes beyond those we have listed here are also possible in a murder case.
Possible Strategies for Your Criminal Defense
A variety of criminal defense strategies are available to use, and a defense attorney will select the best options that match the facts of your case.
We will closely examine all of the facts in the case, ensuring that law enforcement and prosecutors are not showing bias against you. Law enforcement may interpret the facts in the case in a completely different manner than we do, and we will argue on your behalf to a judge and jury.
We also will seek out witnesses that can verify your depiction of the events, strengthening your case. Other people speaking on your behalf may be able to sway a jury or judge to believe your version of what happened.
A trustworthy criminal defense lawyer knows exactly how law enforcement needs to handle evidence in a murder case. If any steps were missed along the way, we can use those errors to enhance your cause.
Count on a Criminal Defense Attorney from Our Team
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we firmly believe in the rights of all Americans and Texans to receive a thorough defense against criminal charges. You can count on us to provide a defense strategy that takes into account all of the specific circumstances in your case, paying attention to every detail.
As a veteran murder lawyer in Carrollton, you can count on Randall B. Isenberg’s 30-plus years of experience in the Texas legal system as both a former prosecutor and state district judge. We know state law, and we are ready to use whatever defense plan makes the most sense for the facts in your case.
We are ready to fight for your future. We will be on your side during meetings with prosecutors and during a trial, if needed. Call us today at (214) 696-9253. We offer a free consultation, where we will answer all of your questions. By meeting with our team, you have no obligation to hire us.