Regardless of the circumstances, homicide is a serious offense that carries very stiff penalties. Those found guilty of homicide can face life in prison without parole or even the death penalty if certain aggravating factors were present. Some aggravators under Nevada law are a previous murder conviction, more than one murder resulting from the same act, or a killing performed in the act of committing another felony such as an armed robbery.
Homicide charges are brought against innocent people due to eyewitness misidentification, faulty DNA evidence, or police corruption. Since so much is at stake, defendants need a strong attorney such as Cal Potter who will carefully examine every piece of evidence in order to poke holes in the state’s case.