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Tampa & Sarasota Murder Defense Attorneys

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A murder charge in Florida will typically be classified as either 1st degree or 2nd degree murder. Depending on the charge, you may face the death penalty. Being accused of murder, particularly when you are wrongly accused, is frightening and confusing. It may seem as though your future is hopeless and that nothing can be done.

Fortunately there is a law firm that can help. Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. is a Florida criminal defense law firm that takes on felony murder trials and cases with a passion and dedication that is without equal. Not only do our defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience to defend your murder case, our attorneys have the drive and the compassion to devote the time and effort to protecting your freedom and, in some cases, your life.

Murder cases and trials are usually the most complicated and time-consuming for a felony criminal defense attorney. These cases are rarely open and shut and will require a murder defense lawyer and team who can represent you to the fullest, protecting you from a system that could wrongfully incriminate or otherwise violate your rights. When you work with the lawyers and staff at Finebloom & Haenel, you will experience what it’s like to be taken care of – to get personal attention and a level of commitment that proves that we care about your case. We are proud to help residents of Tampa, Sarasota and the following areas with their murder defense cases.

First Degree Murder vs. Second Degree Murder

Murder itself is defined as the intentional and unlawful killing of another human being. A Florida murder is a felony charge divided into two classifications:

  • When a murder is premeditated (planned ahead of time) or is committed during the commission of another felony (such as robbery or rape), it is classified as 1st degree murder – a capital felony, punishable by the death sentence.
  • When a murder is not premeditated but is still intentional or shows an extreme disregard for human life (such as committing an action which is extremely dangerous to others), this is classified as 2nd degree murder and is usually a felony in the first degree – punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Accused of murder in Tampa or Sarasota? Contact our offices today.

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