Top Rated Homicide Defense Attorney
Murder is a serious crime, and in Rhode Island, a murder conviction can lead to you spending the rest of your life in prison. So, if you’ve been accused of murder, you will need to enlist the aid of a homicide defense attorney as soon as possible.
Why You Should Hire a Homicide Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
The minute you’ve been accused of a crime as serious as homicide, you need to enlist the aid of a homicide defense attorney in Rhode Island for a wide variety of important reasons:
- Felony murder, or murder in the first degree, occurs when, for example, someone dies during the commission of another crime (for example, if someone robs a house, thereby committing burglary, and shoots the homeowner dead, that would be felony murder). However, without proper representation from a homicide defense attorney, you could spend the rest of your life in jail. For this reason, if you’ve been accused of murder, you need to contact the Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc., today.
- There are several instances, under Rhode Island law, where murder is justified. For example, if you commit murder in defense of self, others, and/or your home (the latter, of course, is known by its more controversial name, the castle doctrine), or if you commit murder by necessity and/or accident, you deserve to have your case represented by a talented homicide defense attorney in Rhode Island. The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc., will vigorously defend your rights in a court of law.
- An accusation of murder isn’t necessarily a conviction of murder. In Rhode Island – as in every other state of the United States – the Prosecutor, or State, has the burden of proof. In other words, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully committed murder. Without the representation of a homicide defense attorney like John E. MacDonald, you run the risk of getting convicted and, ultimately, received a very harsh sentence… even if you don’t deserve it!
The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, Inc., is pleased to represent Rhode Island defendants for many years. We work tirelessly and vigorously to defend you against even the most severe accusations. For more information about us and our homicide defense attorney services, contact us today to see what we can do for you.