Over 30 Years of Defending Those Who Have Been Accused of Crimes

Fort Lauderdale Murder Defense Attorney

You Need Aggressive Defense—We Serve Clients Throughout Florida

No one takes murder accusations lightly, and if you have been charged with this crime then you are likely feeling stressed and overwhelmed. The important thing to do now is take a breath and focus on what you can do. Hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer is your best course of action right now, and just by visiting this site you’re already taking a positive step.

Attorney Randall Haas is a highly skilled and aggressive murder defense lawyer with over 30 years of experience. He has dedicated his entire career to fighting for justice and protecting the rights of criminal defendants. If you become a client of the Law Office of A. Randall Haas, you can rest assured that our team will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact our firm online today or call (954) 388-9001 to arrange a consultation.

Murder Charges & Penalties

Florida has severe penalties for murder convictions, and they change drastically depending on the type of murder committed. Even if you believe you are guilty, you need representation so that the charges against you reflect the reality of the crime. You do not want to be convicted with murder in the first degree if the crime in question could be classified as third degree murder.

Murder classifications and their penalties:

  • Third degree murder – An unintentional homicide that occurred while committing a non-violent crime. However, a person who supplied drugs to someone who died of an overdose can be charged with first degree murder. Third degree murder is punished with up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 fines.
  • Second degree murder – A homicide that was considered without premeditation, also known as “in the heat of the moment.” An armed robber who shoots an interloper could be charged with this crime. Penalties include up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 fines.
  • First degree murder – The most serious of the murder charges, these are premeditated killings or homicides that occurred as a result of a serious felony. First degree murder can be punished with life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.

These are serious penalties, and the prosecution needs to work hard to prove a defendant’s motivation and intent for the murder. They will have many resources at their disposal, but our team can put decades of experience and proven litigation skills to work for you.

Call (954) 388-9001 Today

We know this is a stressful time and we are here to help. You do not have to figure this out alone. Our Fort Lauderdale murder defense lawyer can stand by your side every step of the way. Everyone has a right to have a skilled attorney protecting their rights.

The sooner we can start investigating your case, the better. Call (954) 388-9001 or contact us online today.

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