Personal Crimes in San Marcos Background


There are no crimes more serious, and no consequences more severe, than those involving the taking of a human life. A homicide means a person’s life has come to an end wrongfully or violently. But a homicide can also quite literally end the life of the person convicted of such a crime, even if the death penalty is not the outcome. Just being charged with homicide can end your life as you know it, as family and friends, colleagues and your community, distance themselves from you or convict you in their own minds.

Befitting the severity of murder and manslaughter, the prosecutors assigned to obtain convictions in such cases are the best in the state of Texas. They will pull out every stop, spare no expense, and work tirelessly to put someone they believe to be a killer behind bars for as long as the law allows.

If you are facing any type of San Marcos homicide charge, there is no more important choice you can make than your choice of a defense attorney. It is no exaggeration to say that you are placing your life in your lawyer’s hands when the full force of the Texas justice system is aligned against you. The lawyer you hire to defend your life and your future must be up to the task. He or she must be prepared to protect your rights and seek your acquittal with the same determination and effort that prosecutors will bring to your case.

Aggressive Defense Against All San Marcos Homicide Charges

At the Law Office of Case J. Darwin, we understand how to fight and beat San Marcos homicide charges. We also understand how frightening it can be when the possibility of a lifetime in prison or the prospect of the death penalty is looming over you. That is why we are so relentless in our advocacy when defending against homicide charges.

In Texas, homicide is defined as “intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence” causing the death of another person. Homicides are broadly classified as either murder or manslaughter, with multiple degrees and subcategories of offenses depending on the accused’s intent and the circumstances involved the killing.

We provide experienced and aggressive advocacy and defense representation in all homicide cases, including:

  • Murder and attempted murder: You will face murder charges if prosecutors believe you caused the death of another person intentionally, or knowingly cause the death, or if you intend to and do cause serious bodily injury resulting in death. You can face additional charges for felony murder or capital murder, all of which involve the possibility of life imprisonment or the death penalty.
  • Manslaughter: If the death of another person is due to your negligent or reckless actions or inactions, or you kill someone without premeditation or in the heat of passion, you could go to prison for up to 20 years.

Other Texas homicide charges we defend against are vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, and intoxication manslaughter.

Your Life Is on the Line. Make the Right Choice.

You need more than a criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with committing a homicide in San Marcos. You need a fierce advocate who will defend you and challenge prosecutors and law enforcement at every turn. You need a dedicated ally who will stand by your side throughout your entire ordeal. You need a former prosecutor who has the experience and insights to mount the most robust possible defense and give you the best chance of a positive outcome.

That is what you get at the Law Office of Case J. Darwin. We know that your life is at stake and we act accordingly, using every tool we have and sparing no effort to protect you. To speak with an experienced San Marcos homicide defense attorney today, call (210) 630-4780 or contact us online to arrange for your free initial consultation.

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