Murder and homicide are serious crimes that come with severe consequences if charges lead to conviction. In the State of Minnesota, stiff penalties for individuals convicted of murder or homicide can include lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and probation. When you work with Olson Defense, defense lawyer Eric J. Olsonthoroughly investigates the circumstances of your arrest and applies aggressive defense strategies to your case.
Murder and homicide crimes fall into varying categories:
- First degree murder
- Second degree murder
- Misdemeanor murder
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Criminal vehicular manslaughter (CVO)
Manslaughter is defined as the crime of killing another person without premeditation and without prior planning. Voluntary manslaughter is when someone intentionally kills another person. Involuntary manslaughter occurs accidentally, such as when someone is recklessly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and hits and kills a pedestrian.
Strategies for defense.
Mr. Olson takes into account the serious nature of manslaughter and murder charges when preparing your case. Self-defense, accidental death, justifiable homicide, and mistaken identity are all possible, effective strategies.
As a qualified attorney, skilled in murder and homicide defense, Mr. Olson can help you change your circumstances drastically, maintain your freedom and protect your rights while aggressively defending your case.
Charged with a murder or manslaughter crime in Minneapolis? Contact Olson Defense for a free consultation.