There’s a reason Law & Order episodes only deal with murder cases: murder (sometimes called homicide) is the worst crime you can commit. There is nothing more serious than taking another person’s life, and there is no other crime that will bring down the weight of the government than murder. If you are under investigation for murder or have been charged with murder, please, hire an attorney.
You can commit murder in Utah in a many different ways, such as:
- You intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another.
- You intend to cause serious bodily injury to another person, and you commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of another person.
- You knowingly show depraved indifference to human life and cause the death of another person.
- While committing certain crimes, you cause the death of another person.
What Are the Punishments for Murder?
In Utah, murder is punished to the fullest extent of the law. It is a first-degree felony, and aggravated murder is a capital offense (i.e., punishment may include execution). Of course, jail time is just the beginning. If convicted of murder, your chances of getting a job are, to say the least, greatly decreased. Your housing opportunities are next to nothing. And the social stigma attached to murder if crushing. Don’t let this happen to you.
What Can I Do about my Utah Murder Charge?
Well, the first thing you should do is hire an Utah criminal defense lawyer. Look for an attorney who will talk to you about your case and honestly assess your situation. Your attorney should strategize with you personally and attack the government’s case from the beginning, all while helping you through the criminal process.
If You Have Been Charged with Murder in Utah, Contact Brown Law.
Brown Law’s Utah criminal defense team will aggressively defend your freedom. From your free initial consultation, to the investigation and motions to suppress and dismiss, and through trial, we will be there with you. Call your Utah homicide lawyer today: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016.