Tough Ohio Lawyer Defends Individuals Accused of Homicide
Firm in Warren and Jefferson challenges allegations related to fatal incidents
If you’re arrested in connection with a homicide, hiring a powerful defense lawyer with experience in murder and manslaughter cases could be a life-changing decision. When you hire me, Candace Garrett, of Garrett Stern, LLC in Warren, you get a former Ohio prosecutor who is well versed in the law, emotions and evidentiary considerations associated with murder cases. From the moment you’re brought into custody, a mistake or injustice could contribute to an injustice that results in decades of incarceration or even the possibility of capital punishment, better known as the death penalty. I will safeguard you against improper police tactics and create a sound strategy to achieve the outcome you seek.
Former prosecutor handles all types of murder and manslaughter cases
How a case involving a death is charged can make a significant difference in the eventual outcome. As a criminal defense attorney who has handled both sides of these cases, I have a thorough understanding of what’s involved in all types of homicide counts, such as:
- Aggravated murder —This charge subjects a defendant to the possibility of capital punishment. It can be brought when the murder is related to the commission of another serious crime or where the victim is a law enforcement officer or a child under the age of 13.
- Murder — The legal definition of murder is “purposely causing the death of another” and carries a sentence ranging from 15 years to life in prison. In some instances, determining whether an action was “purposeful” can be crucial. My background trying felony cases gives clients the ability to fight misleading arguments and questionable evidence.
- Manslaughter — Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter counts exist under Ohio law. The voluntary charge is applied when someone under the influence of sudden passion or rage causes the death of another person. Involuntary manslaughter addresses situations where someone dies during the course of an alleged misdemeanor crime.
- Reckless and negligent homicide — When someone causes a fatality without the state of mind required for a murder conviction, they can face a reckless homicide (third-degree felony) or misdemeanor negligent homicide charge.
- Vehicular homicide — If you are responsible for a death while driving, you could face a vehicular homicide prosecution, with the specific count depending on whether your action was intentional, reckless or merely negligent. My firm has the skill and resources to determine what actually happened at an auto accident scene.
Being arrested in connection with a homicide charge can seem overwhelming, but in a free initial consultation, I’ll review your circumstances and use my high-level criminal litigation experience to help you fight back.
Contact an Ohio defense lawyer for a free consultation regarding a homicide charge
Garrett Stern, LLC represents Northeast Ohio clients in homicide cases and other criminal defense proceedings. Please call 440-855-1304 or contact me online for a free initial consultation. My offices are located in Warren and Jefferson.