by W. Scott Smith and Ryan Walsh
You’re watching this today because you or your loved one has been arrested for murder. That’s a tough word, murder, the most serious crime you can be charged with in our justice system. A charge that carries with it a life sentence, or possibly worse.
But remember, an arrest is not a conviction. The key to defending someone arrested with murder is to find representation quickly. Finding an attorney to handle your case as soon as possible could be the difference between an acquittal and conviction.
There are only four possible defenses to a murder case. (1)You weren’t there and you have an alibi as to where you were when it happened. (2)You were there, but someone else did it and you didn’t participate. (3)You did it, but you did it in defense of yourself, in defense of others, or in defense of your property. (4)And finally, you did it, and the person needed to be killed. That’s it. Those are the four defenses.
An attorney who is hired as soon as possible after arrest can begin their investigation into the case to find the defense that fits the facts of the case.
An attorney can ask the right questions to prevent evidence that may be lost over time due to lapses in memory, the loss of witnesses, or destruction of evidence.
Attacking the case early is the key to getting these serious charges dismissed, reduced to less serious charges like voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, or getting a not guilty verdict after trial.
Our office of experienced criminal defense attorneys with murder experience will make visits to jails all over Georgia in representation of our clients. It is important to not discuss the case with anyone in custody over the phone as the jail records those calls and will use them against you at trial.
Call us today for a free consultation. We’re available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We’re here to help you in your time of need. Thank you.