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Unwavering Defense Against Homicide Allegations In Texas

In Texas, facing a homicide allegation is a serious matter. Of the five states in the nation with death penalty punishment for certain crimes, Texas has the highest number of executions since 1976. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for murder or manslaughter charges, we encourage you to exercise your right to remain silent until you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side.

Under Chapter 19 of the Texas Penal Code, homicide occurs when someone knowingly, intentionally or recklessly causes another’s death. Such charges carry severe consequences and demand a staunch defense. Contact our team – led by attorney Juan L. Guerra, Jr., in Houston – right away. With more than two decades of rigorous criminal defense experience, we stand by our clients and their loved ones with an unyielding commitment.

Understanding Texas Homicide Charges

We will help you understand the homicide charges you are facing and your potential legal options. We will carefully analyze the facts of your case and build a strong defense. We have the skills to contest homicide charges, such as:

  • Murder: As per § 19.02 of the Penal Code, murder charges arise from intentional killings, deaths caused during serious bodily harm or fatalities during the commission of felonies. A first-degree felony, murder, can lead to life imprisonment or 5 to 99 years behind bars unless it is shown to be a crime of sudden passion.
  • Capital murder: The apex of homicide offenses, capital murder, encompasses killings while incarcerated, of children under 10 years old, of multiple individuals or of public servants like law enforcement. It also includes murders during certain felonies, like robbery or kidnapping. Defendants may face the death penalty for this capital felony.
  • Manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide: Manslaughter charges result from reckless actions leading to death, with subtypes including voluntary, involuntary and intoxication manslaughter. Criminally negligent homicide occurs when someone disregards substantial risks of injury to another person. These are complex felony charges requiring a knowledgeable defense.

We offer highly skilled criminal defense for clients throughout Houston, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, Beaumont and Laredo. Our team is also fluent in Spanish to serve a broader community.

Vigorous Defense Strategies For Murder Charges

Prosecutors must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to convict you of murder. You may not be able to prove this on your own without the help of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer. We actively seek to dismantle the prosecution’s case, leveraging various defenses, such as:

  • Accidental death
  • Concrete alibi
  • Protecting another person
  • Self-defense
  • Mistaken identity

Murder accusations can upend your life. We pour our extensive experience and dedication into each case with the full weight of our collective knowledge and resources.

Relentless Defense. Free Consultation.

Are you or a loved one confronting homicide, murder, capital murder, manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide charges in Texas? Let us be your steadfast ally. We are equipped to battle for your rights and future with an aggressive defense. Contact Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates at Call in Houston today for a free consultation. Se habla español.