Murder & Manslaughter Defense Lawyer
Protecting the Accused in New Braunfels for 60+ Years
Accusations of murder and manslaughter are some of the worst criminal charges
a person can face. A conviction of nearly any type of homicide can expose
a person to the possibility of decades in prison – or even worse
– the death penalty. If you have been arrested or are being investigated
in connection with a homicide, it is imperative you retain the services
of an aggressive
criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom and livelihood. At Kyle Law Firm, our
New Braunfels criminal defense attorneys understand the gravity of your
situation and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to defend you against
the prosecution’s claims.
Why choose our team of world-class advocates? Consider the following:
Texas Super Lawyers® inclusion
- Perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating for ethics and skill
- Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (Attorney Steve Harkins)
- More than 60 years’ worth of combined legal experience
Call (380) 476-7780 or
schedule a no-cost case evaluation today.
Murder vs. Manslaughter in Texas
While both murder and manslaughter involve the unlawful killing of another
human being, a conviction of murder can bring vastly more severe penalties
than a manslaughter conviction in the state of Texas. To be charged with
murder, a person must have knowingly and willingly caused the death of
another person. This is known as “malice aforethought,” or
the premeditated and conscious act of taking a life. On the other hand,
manslaughter is the act of recklessly causing the death of another person.
A conviction of murder can carry the following penalties:
- A first-degree felony criminal record
- Anywhere from 5 to 99 years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
Penalties for manslaughter can include:
- A second-degree felony criminal record
- Anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
A charge of murder may sometimes be escalated to capital murder under a
wide range of aggravating circumstances, such as if the victim was a police
officer, firefighter, or a child under six years of age.
Capital murder is an offense punishable by death in Texas. Regardless of the circumstances, any accusation of homicide is extremely
serious and requires the skills of a knowledgeable attorney to be successfully
defended against. Our lawyers can review the facts surrounding your case
and craft a custom-tailored strategy on your behalf that exploits weaknesses
in the prosecution’s case.
Your Future Is In Danger – Call Us Now
With stakes this high, it is imperative you have a powerful advocate in
your corner who can unbiasedly defend your rights and give you a fighting
chance against the prosecution’s claims. At Kyle Law Firm, our New
Braunfels violent crime lawyers are prepared to do everything within our
power to ensure no stone is left unturned in your defense. We truly believe
you are innocent until proven guilty, and we are committed to standing
by your side every step of the way during this time.
Every second matters.
Get in touch with our firm now to begin building your defense.