Las Vegas Homicide Attorney

Man-JailCharged with Homicide? Maintain your Innocence by Seeking Legal Counsel Now 

Homicide in Nevada is described as “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.” It does not have to involve the physical act of killing someone, as providing them with a controlled substance in violation of Chapter 453 of the Nevada Revised Statute also qualifies.Malice is a “deliberate intention” to unlawfully take the life of another. The courts prove malice by showing there were circumstances present that indicate the accused had criminal intentions. If malice cannot be shown, the offense can be charged as manslaughter instead.

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.