If you are facing murder charges in Oklahoma, then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. Your future, your freedom and even your very life could be on the line. At the Tulsa murder defense firm of Brewster & De Angelis, our experienced lawyers understand the severity of homicide charges. We work hard to ensure each of our clients receive a fair trial and are represented by an attorney with an unwavering dedication to protecting their rights.
Take the first step in preparing your defense by calling our Oklahoma defense firm at 918-528-4259 or toll free at 888-398-5628 today. You may also contact our office online and one of our attorneys will reach out as soon as possible to learn more about your situation.
Types of Murder and Manslaughter in Oklahoma
There are various degrees of murder and manslaughter in Oklahoma, each requiring the prosecution to prove your actions resulted in the death of another person:
- First-degree murder: The state must prove that you either (i) took a person’s life with deliberate intent, (ii) the death was caused while carrying out a felony, or (iii) a child’s life was taken during the commission of child abuse.
- Second-degree murder: The state must prove that you (i) engaged in imminently dangerous behavior with disregard for human life (resulting in death), or (ii) the death occurred while carrying out a felony that does not form a basis for murder in the first degree.
- First-degree manslaughter: The state must prove that (i) a person’s life was taken in a non-justifiable or inexcusable way in the heat of passion, (ii) the death occurred while the deceased was resisting an attempt by the defendant to commit a crime, or (iii) the death occurred while the defendant was trying to carry out a misdemeanor.
- Second-degree manslaughter: Defined as all other killings that are non-justifiable or excusable yet do not result in any of the criminal charges found above.
Providing Honest and Aggressive Representation
Our team of lawyers is ready to put forth the best defense possible regardless of the criminal charges you are facing. This involves providing you with personalized service that is both honest and candid. We will always keep you updated on the status of your case and base our recommendations on what we believe is in your best interests.
Contact an Oklahoma Attorney for Homicide Charges
Please contact our Tulsa law office as soon as possible for the experienced defense help you need. You may call our firm at 918-528-4259 or toll free at 888-398-5628 today, or you may contact our firm online and we will reach out to learn more about your situation.