Barton & Associates Law Firm, PLLC | San Antonio | South Texas
It goes without saying that you are facing extremely serious allegations the moment a detective or police officer starts asking questions regarding a murder. If you are accused and charged with Murder or Manslaughter, prosecutors will stop at nothing to prove your guilt.
But experienced murder defense attorney Gary J. Barton and the criminal defense attorneys at Barton & Associates Law Firm, PLLC understand that things are rarely black-and-white – especially when it comes to serious criminal charges like Murder or Manslaughter. No matter what, you MUST FIGHT THE CHARGES.
You should not choose just anyone, however. You need the help of a defense lawyer who not only intimately understands the law but has proven this by helping clients win cases like yours on a regular basis. Gary J. Barton is a former Major Crimes Prosecutor and knows the ins and outs of any Murder or Manslaughter case.
In Texas, as in many other states across the country, distinctions are made between different types of homicide charges. Any act that results in the loss of another person’s life is tragic and liable to be punished, but under Texas state law there are specific factors that must accompany a homicide to make it rise to the crime of murder, or even make it a criminal act at all.
The law deals with these various situations in entirely different ways. This means that legal proceedings—from proving guilt to doling out consequences—will vary depending on which types of charges you are facing.
In Texas, there are four general types of criminal homicide:
- Capital Murder
- Criminally Negligent Homicide
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