Murder and homicide charges are categorized into first, second and third degree. First-degree murder is the most severe charge and it comes with the harshest punishments for those convicted. Meanwhile, third-degree offenses are less severe in terms of punishment.
Minnesota residents accused of murder or homicide will want to approach their criminal defense proceedings with the utmost care and consideration for even the smallest details relating to their cases. Evidence, witness testimony, potential punishments and prior case law relating to similar court cases from the past must all be reviewed, weighed and considered before making a determination as to the best defense strategy in a particular case.
At Rivers Law Firm, our first priorities are the preservation of your rights and limiting the chances and/or severity of punishments relating to criminal proceedings. That could mean defending you against your charges aggressively, with the full force of the law, all the way to trial. Alternatively, your defense might involve negotiating with the prosecution to reach a plea bargain agreement or some other kind of favorable deal.
Rest assured, we will keep you informed every step of the way during your murder and/or manslaughter proceedings. We know that a well-informed client will be better equipped to handle the numerous stresses and unknowns involved with his or her criminal proceedings. Furthermore, an educated client is better capable of making the most appropriate decisions for him or herself during trial proceedings.
At Rivers Law Firm, the trust and bond we have with our clients is important to us. We want to make sure you feel comfortable working with us, so your initial meeting at our offices will be completely free of charge. We will listen to your story and advise you of your legal rights and options.