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Murder Defense Attorneys in Houston, TX

There is no charge as serious as murder. Whether it is charged as a first-degree felony or capital felony, you may face life in prison or even the death penalty in some circumstances. Your entire life is at risk, and your only option is to work with an attorney who will stop at nothing to secure your freedom.

At Thiessen Law Firm, we are fighters. We don’t look for the easy way out, encouraging clients to accept plea bargains. The only way our clients plead guilty is if they want to. Even with a murder case, where other attorneys may push a plea bargain for a lesser sentence, our approach is focused on a not guilty verdict. We prepare for battle, putting our heart and soul into it. We are your last line of defense, and we take this role very seriously. We have over 100 not guilty verdicts that prove the tremendous success of our method.

Call our offices at (713) 999-3959 now for a free, confidential case evaluation by a seasoned Houston criminal defense lawyer. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.

Murder vs. Capital Murder Charges in Texas

Texas Penal Code, Chapter 19. Criminal Homicide defines murder and capital murder, as well as two other types of homicide: manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

There are a few key differences between murder and capital murder:

  • Murder involves:
    • Intentionally or knowingly causing the death of another person;
    • Causing the death of another even if the intent was to cause serious bodily injury;
    • Causing the death of another as a result of an act that was clearly dangerous and potentially deadly; or
    • Causing the death of another during the commission or attempt to commit a felony, or flight thereof.
  • Capital murder involves committing murder and:
    • The victim was a fireman or peace officer;
    • The victim was under the age of 10;
    • The act was committed during the commission of kidnapping, robbery, arson, robbery, burglary, terroristic threat, obstruction, or retaliation;
    • The act was committed during an escape or attempt to escape from jail or prison;
    • The act was committed by an incarcerated person, and the victim was an employee of the penal institution;
    • The act was committed while serving a life sentence or 99-year term;
    • More than one victim was murdered during the same act; or
    • More than one victim was murdered in different acts but under a similar course of conduct or scheme.

Do Not Wait to Seek Legal Counsel

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself if to consult with an attorney. Even if you are simply “wanted for questioning” in regard to a homicide investigation, let alone arrested for or charged with murder, exercising your right to remain silent and seeking legal counsel are the two immediate steps you can take to positively influence your case and future.

We offer a free initial consultation and welcome you to call us any time. Our Houston murder defense attorneys are standing by – call (713) 999-3959 now.

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