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Kansas City Murder Defense Attorney
Providing Aggressive Defense in the State of Kansas
If you or a loved one has been accused of murder, it is critical that you retain an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. A murder conviction in Kansas can result in life in prison or the death penalty. At Duma Law Offices, we understand the severity of a murder charge and will do everything we can to help you avoid a conviction and keep you out of prison. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your freedom.
If you are facing a murder charge in the Kansas City area, call (913) 782-7072 or use our online form to schedule a free initial consultation with our murder lawyer in Kansas City. We will listen to your side of the story and help you develop a strong defense.
What Is Murder in Kansas?
Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being committed with malice aforethought. Under Kansas law, a murder charge could be either 1st degree or 2nd degree murder, depending on the circumstances of the crime. 1st degree murder is the most serious charge and involves specific aggravating factors that make the murder more egregious. 1st degree murder is a capital offense and could result in the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
The most common aggravating factors in 1st degree murder include:
- The murder was committed while committing or attempting to commit a felony or burglary and/or
- The murder was committed by lying in wait, poison, or any other willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing
2nd degree murder is a lesser charge than 1st degree murder, but it is still a very serious crime. 2nd degree murder is punishable by life in prison without parole or up to a maximum of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
There are multiple circumstances that can make a murder charge 2nd degree murder instead of 1st degree murder. These circumstances include:
- The murder was committed in the heat of passion resulting from a reasonable provocation
- The murder was committed while attempting to commit a felony or burglary, and
- The victim was a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or firefighter acting in the line of duty
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder in Kansas, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Murder charges are very serious and carry the possibility of life in prison or even the death penalty. An experienced murder lawyer in Kansas City can help you develop a strong defense and protect your rights.
Aggressive Defense for Murder Charges in Kansas
Our firm has handled hundreds of cases and we have a track record of success. We are ready to put our experience to work for you. We will work to gather all the evidence against you and will fight to protect your rights. We will fight to keep you out of prison and help you avoid a murder conviction.