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Murder & Manslaughter

Protecting The Accused

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 lawyers understand the gravity of your situation, and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to defend you against the prosecution’s claims.

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At Kyle Law Firm, our clients are like family.

We promise aggressive representation as your personal advocates and guides through the legal system


Why choose our team of world-class advocates? Consider the following:

  • Texas Super Lawyers list inclusion for Matt Kyle
  • 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 830-620-9402 or schedule a free 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, as in an auto accident or other mishap.
A conviction of murder can carry the following penalties:

  • A first-degree felony criminal record
  • Anywhere from five to 99 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Penalties for manslaughter can include:

  • A second-degree felony criminal record
  • Anywhere from two 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 matter. Get in touch with our firm now to begin building your defense.

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Julie B.
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TRULY treat us as though we are family! We have not EVER felt it was for a $ Issue either but rather more, for “FAMILY!” Yes, from the moment we walked in their door, this firm made us feel like we were part of “THEIR FAMILY!” This too, is how they worked for us! Throughout EVERY process, we had “sit down table meetings” to keep us informed ALWAYS! We were kept “in the loop” and if ever we had a question, someone was “ALWAYS THERE TO ANSWER A CONCERN!”  We have COMPLETE FAITH and CONFIDENCE that this firm would do whatever they could to help us! THANK YOU, Matt, Britney, Sarah, & Scott 😁
Danielle M.
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The Matt Kyle Law Firm is the best! They were professional and understanding in every single email, meeting and phone call. I have never used an attorney before and they made every step easy and painless. Even though my personal injury case lasted over a year, they constantly keep me informed and up to date. Not to mention their fees and contract beat all the other law offices in the area. I would recommend Matt Kyle Law firm to anyone in need of their services. I would give 10 stars if I could! Big thank you to Britany and Diveli for being all-star case managers!!
Yvette M.
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The Kyle Law firm was wonderful!  They helped us when our daughter was in an accident, because a drunk driver pulled out in front of her.The Kyle Law firm worked hard to take care of us and make sure Our daughter got the care she needed, and a fair settlement to replace her vehicle.  They are from here, and work here to help others in our community.  Highly Recommend them if you need legal assistance.
Errolyn C.
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The Kyle Law Firm demonstrated  professionalism from beginning to end. Britney and Scott take charge attitudes was certainly what I was looking for in representation. They kept me up to date on changes and clearly explained the process and kept me abreast. I am satisfied with the results. If you are seeking results do not hesitate to give this group a call. Thank you!
Noe M.
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Everyone at Kyle Law Firm was professional and helpful throughout the entire lawsuit process. Our attorney, Scott, gave us consistent and thorough guidance and advice throughout the process. Diveli was always quick to respond and helpful with all questions and issues. We highly recommend Kyle Law Firm!
Laura H.
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Professional service provided by a friendly staff. The law firm is straight forward and helpful. Everyone we dealt with were honest and helped us through a difficult process!
Case Results

$6.4 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $4.9 Million
Expenses: $25,000
Attorney fees: $1.475 Million

$1.45 Million

18-wheeler fatality
Net to clients: $642,000
Expenses: $223,000
Attorney fees: $580,000

$1.015 Million

Commercial, intoxicated driver — injury case
Net to clients: $615,400
Expenses: $9,000
Attorney fees: $399,600

$1.2 Million

Motorcycle/commercial vehicle fatality
Net to clients: $565,000
Expenses: $5,200
Attorney fees: $400,000
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