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Homicide Defense Serving Greater Houston

Understanding Criminal Homicide Offenses

If you have been charged with a form of homicide, you may have already been convicted in the court of public opinion.


Although our justice system assumes that individuals accused of crimes are innocent until proven otherwise, society often judges a person guilty before he even sets foot in a courtroom. If you are facing a murder charge, friends and family members may have turned their backs on you.

Your Defense Lawyer

The seriousness of the allegations involved and the potential consequences can leave you feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and anxious.

That’s why you need an experienced homicide defense lawyer on your side. I am prepared to stand solidly in your corner, as I have for countless others in your shoes.

Attorney John Clay Caldwell

In Texas, homicide crimes are categorized as four separate criminal offenses.

Capital murder, which is the only form of homicide punishable by death, is the most serious of the four. To be charged with capital murder, an individual must intentionally or knowingly:

  • Murder a police officer or firefighter acting in an official capacity
  • Commit murder in the course of committing a violent crime
  • Commit a murder for hire
  • Murder multiple victims
  • Murder a child under age six

If you were charged with murder, manslaughter or homicide, contact us today.

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