Homicide

Experienced Houston, Texas, Homicide Defense Lawyer

Under federal and Texas law, an act of homicide such as murder is considered a malum in se offense, meaning that it is thought by the law to be wrong in itself, or wrong by nature. People charged with crimes such as murder and vehicular manslaughter are often judged by the public to be guilty, before ever stepping foot into a courtroom. An effective homicide defense case requires extensive courtroom experience, intelligent legal strategies to suppress evidence and a clear presentation of facts to support a reduced charge or an acquittal.

The Law Firm of Bires Schaffer & DeBorde has earned a reputation throughout the United States for providing aggressive homicide defense. Our attorneys have successfully handled cases ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree capital murder charges. We are proud of our history of obtaining the best possible criminal defense results for people charged with serious violent crimes.

We defend a number of homicide cases involving:

Murder: Knowing and intentionally causing the death of an individual, or intending to cause serious bodily injury and commits an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes death to another individual.

Capital Murder: The murder of a police officer or fireman while acting in their official duties, committing murder in the course of committing a felony, hiring someone to commit murder, or killing someone while escaping (or attempting to escape) a penal institution.

Manslaughter: Reckless conduct that causes the death of another person.

Criminally Negligent Homicide: Causing the death of another individual through criminal negligent conduct.

Contact our offices to schedule a consultation as soon as possible after you have been charged, or if you are under investigation for homicide.