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Murder Defense Attorney in Augusta, Georgia
In Georgia, murder and crimes that result in the death of another person are considered serious offenses. Under state law, convicted murders get a minimum of life in prison and may be sentenced to the death penalty. Felony-level manslaughter charges carry a maximum of 10 to 20 years in prison — depending on the charge. Even misdemeanor manslaughter charges will result in possible prison time.
The Usry Firm is prepared to defend you against all types of homicide charges including:
- Felony murder
- Malice murder
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Vehicular homicide
What is Manslaughter?
Manslaughter is a lesser crime than murder and is often distinguished by a lack of malice aforethought. In some cases, crimes that would be otherwise be considered murder may be charged as, or eventually reduced to manslaughter based on extenuating circumstances. There are two main types of manslaughter offenses:
- Voluntary manslaughter charges may occur when a person is strongly provoked and kills another in a heat of passion.
- Involuntary manslaughter occurs when someone acts in a criminally negligent or reckless way that results in the death of another.
Is Murder in Self Defense A Crime?
Murder is the unlawful killing of another often with premeditation and the intent to kill. Killing someone in self-defense is not a crime, however different states have different guidelines regarding the application of self-defense. It is important to have an experienced attorney in order to understand and protect your rights in protecting yourself or someone else from harm.
A Strong Defense Is Important
When your life is at stake, it’s important that you choose an attorney who will fight for your civil liberties, and has extensive experience doing just that. Before entering private practice to defend those charged, and eventually starting his own firm, Grant Usry worked as a state prosecutor for 5 years. He has not only successfully prosecuted and defended murder and manslaughter cases, but his prior experience gives him special insight into how prosecutors build their cases and the steps to break them apart.
Grant will use all of his prior knowledge to build his clients the strongest case possible. If you or someone you know has been charged with murder or manslaughter, call The Usry Firm today for a free consultation.