Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

In the state of Florida, murder may be charged as 1st degree murder or 2nd degree murder and could result in the death penalty or life in prison if an individual is found guilty in a court of law. 1st degree murder is causing the unlawful death of another, when this killing was premeditated. This may be charged even if the planning occurred only seconds prior to the killing taking place. 2nd degree murder is an intentional murder but is not premeditated.  Equally both types of murder are considered as a severe disregard for human life. Murder is one of the gravest criminal charges that anyone can face in the eyes of the law.

Penalties for Murder

1st Degree Murder

  • Up to life in prison or the death penalty as determined by a 12 person jury under special trial procedures
  • Over $100,000 in fines
  • Restitution to the victim’s family

2nd Degree Murder

  • Up to life in prison
  • Over $100,000 in fines
  • Restitution to the victim’s family

Depending on your case, you may be at an immediate risk of facing capital felony charges and the death penalty or life in prison if convicted. Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction or the maximum penalties. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your murder charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.