Homicide Offenses

Areas of Practice > Homicide Offenses

Murder is often thought of as the most serious allegation one can be accused of.

When the killing of a human being was part of a premeditated plan, or in the course of a person committing another felony (i.e. drug trafficking, arson, sexual battery, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, escape, carjacking, home-invasion, or aggravated stalking), it can be charged as murder. Furthermore, murder can also be defined as the killing of another human being with malicious intent and no legal authority.

Manslaughter is a crime that involves the killing of another but does not meet the strict threshold of a “murder.” In Florida, there are two types of manslaughter:

  • Voluntary; or
  • Involuntary.

Voluntary manslaughter is an intentional act of committing a homicide in a moment of heated passion.

Involuntary manslaughter involves a homicide where the defendant acted negligently.

If you are facing Murder or Manslaughter charges in Florida it is extremely important to find the right legal counsel. Time can be of the essence. Given the severity of the penalties, if you, or someone you know, is charged with a Homicide Offense, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced and dedicated attorneys such as Anthony Bruno & Peter Schoenthal.

Homicide Offenses

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

Accused of a Homicide Offense?

You need a reliable defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and protect your freedom. At Bruno & Schoenthal, we have the knowledge and experience to fight for you.

Our Approach

At Bruno & Schoenthal, we believe that representing clients begins and ends with total preparation.

We also believe that trial is often your best course of action. By preparing a case for trial from the beginning, you leave no stone unturned. When you approach a case this way you often find facts or defenses that can lead to your charges being dismissed or allow you to have a stronger position when negotiating with the government. If you or your attorney is unprepared, there’s no way you can expect a positive outcome in court. That’s why when we approach a case, our first step is to begin fully preparing for trial so you get a complete representation. Unlike other firms who assign a single lawyer to each client, we work together on every single case and we believe in a client-centered approach. This means you will get the benefit of our combined experience and problem solving skills.

By working together, we can develop strategies and initiatives that will help us be successful in court.


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