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Murder Defense Lawyers in Las Vegas

Representing Individuals Accused of Murder in NV

Nevada defines murder as the unlawful killing of another human being. It can either be an intentional act or one that occurs without previous provocation. A murder conviction can completely change the course of your life. Having a lawyer on your side who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system could help lessen the charges you are facing.

Our attorneys at The Draskovich Law Group have years of experience defending individuals facing criminal charges. We understand the seriousness of being accused of murder and will provide fierce legal advocacy to fight for your freedom.

Call us at (702) 381-6590 to speak with our skilled team.

First-Degree Murder Charges and Penalties

A murder charge can be classified as either first or second degree. Murder in the first degree is a category A felony that applies when an individual willfully and intentionally takes the life of another. An individual can also be charged with first-degree murder if they are on school property when the act was committed or if they took a life to avoid arrest or while committing another offense.

A first-degree murder conviction could include the following penalties:

  • Death
  • Life in state prison without the possibility of parole
  • Life in state prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 20 years
  • Definite term of 50 years in state prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 20 years

Attorney Robert Draskovich is certified to handle cases governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rule 250, meaning he is qualified to handle capital/death penalty cases for crimes of violence, including murder. He is one of the few attorneys in Nevada who have this certification.

Second-Degree Murder Charges and Penalties

Murder in the second degree is also a category A felony and is charged for any act that does not fall under the definition of first-degree murder. Generally, when a person’s actions are so dangerous that death of another person was imminent, they will be accused of second-degree murder.

A conviction of second-degree murder could include the following penalties:

  • Life in state prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 10 years
  • Definite term of 25 years in state prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 10 years

Retain Our Skilled Attorneys to Defend Your Rights

At The Draskovich Law Group, we know it can be frightening to be accused of murder: Your freedom, reputation, and future are on the line, and you face an uncertain outcome. Our Las Vegas murder defense lawyers will provide a strong legal counsel to work toward a favorable resolution of the charges you are facing. We have the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to effectively handle your case.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us at (702) 381-6590 or contact us online.

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