Defending People Charged With Homicide in Northern Virginia
The Sprano Law Firm offers dependable advice and spirited advocacy on behalf of people charged with homicide crimes ranging from manslaughter to murder or felony murder. For a free consultation about your legal options in the face of homicide allegations, contact our office in Fairfax.
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Our goal in any manslaughter or murder case is twofold — first, to develop the evidence that undermines the government's ability to prove guilt against you beyond a reasonable doubt; and next, to protect you from the risk of punishment in every way we can. At every step along the way, we keep our clients fully advised of their options, their risks and their opportunities for improving a difficult position.
In some cases, inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution's case will give you the chance to present a strong defense at trial. This can open the door for working toward the reduction of charges or the dismissal of certain allegations that can require longer sentences or a mandatory minimum. Those allegations could include homicide for the benefit of a gang, the use of an illegal gun, or in a case of vehicular manslaughter, driving on a suspended license or a prior DUI.
Regardless of the specific facts of the case against you, our attorneys work hard to develop any defense that might apply in your circumstances: mistaken identity, provocation, self-defense, or lack of intent to commit the alleged crime.
The lawyers of the Sprano Law Firm can protect your interests even when the evidence of guilt is too strong to justify the risk of a trial defense. In those cases, we go straight to work on the sentencing issues to make sure that the prosecution and the court take into account all of the facts that work in your favor.
Learn more about the ways an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you make the hard choice between accepting a plea offer and taking your case to trial. Contact the Sprano Law Firm in Fairfax for a free consultation.