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Ohio Homicide, Murder, Manslaughter Charges Defense Attorney

Homicide Attorney in Columbus Ohio

These serious charges require an experienced homicide attorney to help protect your rights. From the initial stages of the criminal proceeding to post-conviction review, Attorney Joseph Edwards has practiced in Ohio for thirty years and can help you, too. Call 614-309-0243 for a free phone consultation as soon as possible.

Facing Murder or Manslaughter Charges in Ohio

When you have been charged with a crime which resulted in the death of another, you need answers. Prosecutors for the State of Ohio will not delay in preparing its case and you shouldn’t either.

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Homicide Defense

Ohio Homicide Charges

In the State of Ohio, there are separate categories of homicide. The Columbus Ohio criminal defense attorney Joseph Edwards represents defendants charged with:

  • Aggravated Murder, a violation of the Ohio Revised Code 2903.01
  • Aggravated Murder is a serious charge where no person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy. This can occur while committing or fleeing immediately after a kidnapping, rape, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary as well. Whoever violates this section is guilty of aggravated murder, and shall be punished as provided in section 02of the Revised Code.
    • Murder, a violation of the Ohio Revised Code 2903.02
    • Murder is a serious charge where no person shall purposely cause the death of another, the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy, or as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit an offense of violence that is a felony of the first or second degree and that is not a violation of section 03or 2903.04 of the Revised Code. Whoever violates this section is guilty of murder, and shall be punished as provided in section 2929.02 of the Revised Code.
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  • Voluntary Manslaughter, a violation of the Ohio Revised Code 2903.03
  • Voluntary Manslaughter is a serious charge where no person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy. Whoever violates this section is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, a felony of the first degree.

Charged With Homicide, Murder or Manslaughter in Ohio

When you have been charged with a homicide charge in or around the Columbus, Ohio area, you need answers and want favorable results. These parsed out descriptions seek to classify intentional homicides according to their relative seriousness and a conviction on one of the charges can be the difference in decades behind bars. This is why it is so important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with a homicide crime in Ohio.

There are some valid legal defenses that can be used against homicide charges. These are fact-dependent and are best discussed with a licensed criminal defense attorney. Call attorney Joseph Edwards for a free, no-nonsense phone consultation today at (614) 309-0243.

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