When charged with homicide in Washington State, the first thing a defendant must remember is that the burden of proof is on the prosecution. A conviction is only possible if the state government proves beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant is guilty. From arraignment all the way to the verdict, you need the best litigation team by your side. No doubt this is a trying time for you facing a charge of homicide, and that is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Robert Cossey & Associates are experienced criminal defense attorneys who will provide you with free initial consultation. If you were accused of murder in Spokane County, call now to schedule your free consultation: (509) 327-5563
It is imperative that the attorney you hire to represent you has experience litigating homicide cases in court. Murder trials are very serious, and the death penalty can even be on the table in Washington State. We at Robert Cossey & Associates have extensive experience representing accused homicide defendants and have a track record of success.
You need a defense attorney that knows the laws in Washington surrounding the various categorizations and degrees of homicide.
Categories of Murder Charges in Washington
Murder in Washington State is broken down into five main categories, but there is much more to it than that. Premeditation must be determined and proven, and this can have everything to do with whether or not you are charged with 1st or 2nd degree murder. Manslaughter and homicide by abuse also fall under the charges associated with homicide in general. There is also excusable homicide and justifiable homicide.
You need help understanding your charges, knowing what you face and you need help building a defense. In fact, you’re not able to build a defense. The laws surrounding all forms of homicide in Washington State are so complex that you need the best criminal defense lawyer from day one. It can be extremely overwhelming, but just remember as mentioned earlier that the burden of proof is on the prosecution.
Robert Cossey & Associates will pull all stops, utilize all resources and do everything we can to get the best possible outcome for your case. We will help you better understand the laws that deal with your charges, and will help you know what to expect. Our defense team of lawyers and legal experts will guide you the entire way from the moment you enter the courtroom until the verdict is read. But you can’t get that help until you have scheduled a consultation.
Call now to schedule your free consultation: (509) 327-5563