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Atlanta Murder Lawyers

Murder Defense Attorneys in Georgia

Murder is the most serious criminal charge you can face. In Georgia, you not only have to worry about a lifetime in prison—there’s also the possibility of the death penalty. If you or someone you know has been arrested for murder, finding an experienced and knowledgeable murder defense attorney should be your number one priority.

At Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum, we understand how frightening it can be to potentially lose your freedom. You need aggressive and skilled legal representation right away, and this is precisely what we offer. Our lawyers each have over 30 years of experience in criminal law, and have a history of dismissals and acquittal in violent crime cases.

Call (404) 471-3177 or contact our Atlanta murder attorneys online today for a free consultation.

What is Murder?

In Georgia, murder is the most severe type of homicide because it involves a killing that is planned and done on purpose, with some evil intent. If a wife kills her husband for cheating on her, or a driver follows someone after a road rage incident and runs them over, it may be considered murder.

Felony Murder

A felony murder occurs during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony. For example, if a man robs a liquor store and accidentally kills the store clerk with a gun, the shooter may be guilty of felony murder. Even if they didn’t intend to shoot the clerk, simply committing a felony and killing someone can result in a felony murder charge.

Murder Degrees

Unlike other states, Georgia does not classify murder as first-degree or second- degree. Instead, any killing with malice or a killing without provocation is murder. However, the severity of the punishment depends on the seriousness of the surrounding circumstances. Murder and felony murder cases are usually considered among the most heinous crimes, and the punishments are very extreme: including life in prison and the death penalty.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you want your best chance at beating your case, you need an Atlanta violent crimes attorney who can investigate the scene of the arrest, gather evidence to use in your defense, be honest with you about your case and work diligently to get your charges reduced or dropped. Attorneys Nick Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum are ready to do that for you.

For a free and confidential consultation, please contact Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum online today or at (404) 471-3177.

Client Testimonials

    "From the beginning, Nick was kind, thoughtful, and caring."
    If you need a lawyer who will represent you and your best interest, will listen to you, empathize with your situation, and carefully execute a game plan based on the situation. Nick Lotito will be the best choice if your life is dependent on it.
    - Mark M.
    "I would recommend Seth without hesitation."
    I would recommend Seth without hesitation.
    - James
    "Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness - I will be eternally grateful"
    Thank You Nick, For Justice! The state of Georgia indicted me on two counts of Racketeering that I did not commit. Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness in interacting with all parties involved. Against almost insurmountable odds, he was able to get my case dismissed. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me. I consider him a superb criminal defense attorney and also call him my friend!
    - Harley
    "Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way."
    Nick Lotito recently represented one of my close family members in a vehicular homicide case. He helped our family navigate through this incredibly traumatic experience with grace and compassion. He was organized, well prepared, and thorough. And always responded to our emails and phone calls immediately. Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way. Highly, highly recommended!
    - Perri Eichenlaub
    "very impressed"
    Good and Knowledgeable I was in a bad situation at one point in my life, the Federal Government brought criminal action against me and I knew i had to be accountable for my action. I was looking for a good lawyer who specialized in criminal lawyer, one who has professional experience in a court room and could give me a good advice on what I needed to do. I interviewed three lawyers and someone told me about Nicholas Lotito, so I meet with him and we talked for hours, I was very impressed with his honesty, I was convinced and had no doubts or uncertainty that he was the person I needed to represent me. At the end of the trial everything worked out good. So thank you Mr. Lotito for the good work you did.
    - Abe
    "You will be in good hands."
    Highest Praise I chose Nick after interviewing many criminal lawyers. It was the best decision I could have made.
    - Peter

Our Results

When Experience Produces Results

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • ACQUITTED Aggravated Assault
  • VACATED Aggravated Assault & Battery
  • REDUCED CHARGES Armed Robbery Conviction
  • DISMISSED Chop Shop & Possession of Vehicles w/ Altered Vin
  • ACQUITTED Conspiracy to Distribute
  • AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0
  • Atlanta Bar
  • Georgia Bar
  • GACDL
  • NACDL
  • ABA
The Right Defense Team Matters Why Choose Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum