Serious Criminal Defense For Serious Accusations Of Homicide And Murder
Being charged with voluntary or involuntary homicide or murder can significantly impact your future and, if convicted, take away many of your freedoms. Do not take any risks with your criminal defense team. Attorney Dorie Maryan is an Indiana homicide defense lawyer and has decades of experience as a trial attorney. She founded Maryan Law, LLC, in Bargersville to help those facing criminal charges in Bargersville, Greenwood and Johnson County.
Murder And Homicide Charges In Indiana
The state of Indiana defines murder with varying degrees and charges. In the state of Indiana, homicide is the overall act of one person killing another. The different types of homicide in Indiana include:
- Assisting or causing suicide
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Reckless homicide
- Fetal homicide
Murder occurs when one person knowingly and intentionally kills another, or knowingly and intentionally commits a felony crime that results in the death of another. For example, if someone knowingly commits and crime such as arson, burglary, child molestation, sexual assault and rape, kidnapping, carjacking or crimes involving drugs and someone dies during the commission of that crime, they can be charged with murder. Voluntary manslaughter is a less serious charge than murder, and occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly kills another during a crime of passion, like domestic assault or battery. Involuntary manslaughter is defined as causing the death of another person during the commission of battery or during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony that poses inherent risk of a serious bodily injury.
Murder Convictions In Indiana And The Death Penalty
In the state of Indiana, convictions for murder bring a minimum sentence of 45 years in prison. In addition, a conviction for murder could result in a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or could even be punishable by the death penalty.
Building A Defense Strategy For Murder Cases
In any criminal case, building a strategic defense from the beginning is crucial, and this is especially true for any sort of homicide or murder case. Your future, your freedom and even your life is on the line if you are facing accusations of homicide or murder. You can rest assured that attorney Maryan will take any criminal charges against you seriously and fight on your behalf by building a solid and strategic defense.