Obviously the most serious criminal charge is
murder. If you are convicted of murder, or attempted
murder, you can be imprisoned for life, or even
given the ultimate penalty - you could be put
to death in some states. Often, a murder charge
results from an unexpected set of circumstances.
Perhaps the police arrested the wrong person.
Perhaps you were in the wrong place at the wrong
time. Perhaps circumstances got out of control,
and a tragic accident occurred. Perhaps you were
forced to defend yourself and there was nothing
else you could do.
Whatever happened, nothing more serious will
occur in your life. The prosecution works its
hardest on murder cases. They will interview witnesses,
look for fingerprints, do ballistics analyses,
have autopsy reports, and obtain all sorts of
expert opinions. The full resources of the State
will be against you. This is not a time to despair
or hesitate - it is a time to defend yourself.
At Johnson Law Group, we know what it takes to
mount a successful defense to a murder charge.
Whether it is first, second or third degree murder
- or, most seriously, capital murder - we will
know what to do. We have our own investigators
to interview witnesses. We have our own fingerprint
analysts. We have access to our own experts to
analyze the evidence and give opinions. We understand
the gravity of the charge, and will treat the
case with the resources and attention it deserves.
If you or a loved one have been charged with
murder in Alabama, act immediately. Contact
us at the Johnson Law Group, and have
our aggressive and experienced attorneys handle
Alabama Murder / Manslaughter Law
In Alabama, first-degree murder is the killing
of an individual without lawful justification,
where the person who performs the act causing
death either intends to kill or do great bodily
harm to the individual or knows that his act creates
a strong probability of death or great bodily
harm. The elements of murder are the knowing,
intentional, and unlawful taking of another life.
Second-degree murder is similar to first-degree
murder, except that the defendant can prove that
he was under sudden and intense passion resulting
from a serious provocation from the person killed.
A person who unintentionally kills an individual,
without lawful justification, commits involuntary
manslaughter if he recklessly performs an action
which is likely to cause death or great bodily
harm. However, if the reckless action that causes
death involves a vehicle, then the crime is reckless