Criminal homicides have been rising across the city of Indianapolis as well as the rest of the U.S. As a result, law enforcement and state prosecutors have become more aggressive in investigating, arresting, and prosecuting alleged defendants. Being accused of murder is one of the most serious situations anyone will ever face. It is a terrifying prospect that has life-changing consequences. If you or someone you love has been accused of murder, your choice of a criminal defense lawyer is a crucial decision that can have a dramatic impact on your future.
At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, you can rely on an Indianapolis murder defense attorney with two decades of experience who has been recognized nationally by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 trial attorney. Our attorney is often hired by other lawyers in serious cases such as homicide and murder. You are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. We are here to help you fight any false accusations, to uncover flaws and weaknesses in the state’s evidence as well as in police procedure and investigations, and to carefully develop a defense strategy that may put guilt in doubt. Our mission is to tenaciously protect your rights, your fair treatment throughout the legal process, and to pursue your best possible outcome.
Contact us online or at (317) 458-9911 for a free consultation about your case.
Murder Laws in Indiana
Murder in Indiana is defined as the following:
- Killing another person intentionally
- Killing a viable fetus intentionally
- Killing another during the commission or attempted commission of arson, kidnapping, burglary, rape, child molestation, robbery, consumer product tampering, human trafficking, criminal deviate conduct, sex trafficking of a minor, or carjacking
- Killing another during the commission or attempted commission of dealing in or manufacturing methamphetamine, cocaine, or other controlled substances
The penalties for murder include 45 to 65 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, life imprisonment without parole, and the death penalty (for those over the age of 18). Sentencing in a murder conviction will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. Aggravating circumstances can result in stiffer penalties, such as previous murder convictions, acting as a hired assassin, using an explosive device, killing a child under 12, and more. Mitigating circumstances can result in a less severe sentence. These can include having no criminal history, acting under extreme emotional disturbance or under the control of another, and more.
Many defenses can be used against murder charges based on the specifics of your case. However, you will need a strong defender who has substantial trial experience. Due to the serious consequences you could be facing, it is not the time to trust your freedom and future to an overworked public defender or inexperienced attorney. We strongly advise that you call the Law Office of B.D. Williams to discuss your case with our Indianapolis murder attorney as soon as possible.
Providing Assurance & Confidence When You Need It the Most
Arrests and criminal charges are among the greatest challenges you will ever face. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you are likely experiencing stress, confusion, and uncertainty. You may not know where to turn, what your charges mean, and how they will affect you. Your reputation, your job or career, your future, and your freedom may all be at stake.
At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, we understand the duress of criminal charges and being thrown into a system you may not fully understand. Our mission is to help you at this critical time, to provide the legal support you need, to advise and counsel you on your rights and options, and to see that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. The State of Indiana has harsh criminal laws and the penalties for a criminal conviction can be quite severe. Even if the charge is relatively minor, you will want to know that your attorney brings competence and commitment to the fight.
When you retain our services, you can have confidence knowing that our Indianapolis defender has substantial trial experience. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a more serious felony, your case will be handled with diligence and dedication.
Our Criminal Defense Legal Services
The Law Office of B.D. Williams handles a wide range of criminal law matters, as seen below. It is important to know that all crimes, including both felonies and misdemeanors, must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a tough standard to meet which often gives you the opportunity to fight back with evidence that may cast doubt on the state’s case. However, not every potential strategy may be obvious to someone who is not experienced in defending cases.
As your criminal defender, our attorney possesses the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to investigate your case in detail and explore all of your options. It is also important to remember to seek legal representation as soon as you realize that you are being investigated. In some instances, hiring a criminal defense attorney early in the process can affect whether a prosecutor pursues criminal charges at all.
We serve the greater Indianapolis area and the surrounding counties of Tippecanoe and Madison.
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