Even if you were falsely accused or the death was an accident, if you are involved or suspected in a homicide (also known as murder), it is critical to consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer before you make any statements to the police. The police and prosecutors can use anything you say against you in court, even if you think you are clearing your name or merely explaining “a big misunderstanding.” If the police begin to question you, the only words you should say are, “I want an attorney.” Your freedom may depend on exercising this constitutional right.
At the Stone Law Office, you are innocent until proven guilty. Prosecutors and police do not see it that way. Every piece of evidence they collect — DNA, fingerprints, fibers, witness accounts, even your own words — adds a brick to the walls of your prison cell. Mr. Stone’s job is to knock holes in that wall by aggressively challenging the prosecution’s case, brick by brick, to win your freedom or minimize your sentence.
Strong Defense Against Homicide Charges
It is possible to protect yourself before you are charged. If the police have charged you with murder, your defense must begin immediately. Attorney Gary D. Stone, has experience defending against the most serious felony criminal charges, including:
- Murder in the first degree
- Murder in the second degree
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Vehicular homicide
- Capital murder
Free Initial Consultation With A Former Prosecutor
The consequences of conviction are too severe to rely on inexperienced legal counsel. First-degree murder carries a prison term of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for up to 50 years. The penalty for felony murder (death that occurs during the commission of a violent felony) is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for at least 20 years. Even second-degree reckless homicide (unintentional murder) carries a minimum sentence of approximately 9 years.
As a former Assistance District Attorney, Mr. Stone will zealously defend your rights. Mr. Stone is committed to personal attention and respect for his clients, and he personally handles every aspect of your case.