First Degree Murder
First Degree murder is the most severe charge in our legal system. A conviction of First Degree Murder REQUIRES a judge to sentence a defendant to ‘Life in Prison’ without parole. Knowing this, we at Martin Foldie Law Law will aggressively fight in defending your freedom.
In order to prove a first degree murder charge, the prosecution must prove:
- The accused murderer must have committed the act with purpose
- The accused murderer must have weighed their options and actively decided to kill
- The accused murderer must have decided to kill before committing the actual act
- Breaking and Entering
Second Degree Murder
While first degree murder is thoroughly and exactly defined, second degree murder covers everything left over and helps fill the gap between first degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. Because the cases and charges can vary, second degree murder charges are often more stressful and devastating than first degree murder.
- Impulsively, but with violence in mind
- Unintentional killing as a result of bodily harm
- Committed unintentionally as a result of a violent crime not covered in potential first degree murder charges