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Ottumwa Murder Attorney

Being accused of taking the life of another individual is one of the most serious criminal charges you can face. Whether the charges are murder or manslaughter, the stakes are high. Your freedom and future are on the line. You face potential penalties of years in prison, fines, probation, and a future as a convicted felon. In these circumstances, you need to know and exercise your legal rights and get the most competent legal representation you can find. If you are face allegations of murder or manslaughter in Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, or anywhere in Iowa, we strongly advise you to contact the Law Offices of Jeff Smith for a legal consultation as soon as possible, preferably before formal charges have been filed against you. The earlier you have Ottumwa / Oskaloosa murder lawyer Jeff Smith in your corner, the more effective he can be in creating your defense.

Jeff Smith has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has substantial experience in defending individuals in criminal cases. He has handled an extensive number of jury trials involving criminal charges, including murder. In this important legal matter where your future is at risk, you will want someone with his experience and dedication to results.

Murder and Manslaughter Cases

Murder involves the intentional killing of another person. Generally, any murder that is planned ahead of time or one that occurs during the course of committing another crime is charged as first-degree murder. All others are considered second-degree, which is slightly less serious. Related crimes are vehicular manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter.

The penalties you face in any charges relating to homicide will depend on your intent at the time of the incident and other facts, such as any prior criminal history. Retaining the dedicated legal services of the Ottumwa / Oskaloosa murder attorney at the firm is one of the most important steps you can take in ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance for a favorable result.

Contact the Ottumwa murder lawyer at the firm if you are being investigated for or have been charged with murder or manslaughter.

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