Atlanta Murder Lawyers
Criminal 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 criminal 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 us 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.
A felony murder occurs during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony. For example, if a man robs a liquor store and accidently 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.
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 A Criminal Defense Attorney 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 us today at (404) 471-3177.