2nd Degree Murder Attorney
If you have been arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder, one of the most crucial decisions you have to make is choosing the right criminal defense trial lawyer. It has been a well-established fact that the quality, experience, and dedication of a defense trial attorney can greatly determine the outcome of a criminal case. At The Law Office of Valex Amos, Mr. Amos has gained a stellar reputation as being one of the best criminal defense trial lawyers in Lafayette.
Valex Amos will use his expertise by investigating the case thoroughly to get you a not guilty verdict or an appropriate plea deal. Murder cases are serious hence when choosing a criminal lawyer you need one that has experience to handle your case. Mr. Amos has 18 years of experience Call the Law offices of Valex Amos, Jr. today at (337) 291-9115! Remember to win your case you need good evidence, good facts, and a very good lawyer. Valex Amos is the right choice.
2nd Degree Murder in the State of Louisiana
Convictions for second degree murder in Louisiana is life imprisonment. Therefore, you want to ensure that you get an attorney that will aggressively defend your case.
§30.1. Second degree murder
A. Second degree murder is the killing of a human being:
(1) When the offender has a specific intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm; or
(2) When the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of aggravated rape, forcible rape, aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, second degree kidnapping, aggravated escape, assault by drive-by shooting, armed robbery, first degree robbery, second degree robbery, simple robbery, cruelty to juveniles, second degree cruelty to juveniles, or terrorism, even though he has no intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm.
(3) When the offender unlawfully distributes or dispenses a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law*, or any combination thereof, which is the direct cause of the death of the recipient who ingested or consumed the controlled dangerous substance.
(4) When the offender unlawfully distributes or dispenses a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law*, or any combination thereof, to another who subsequently distributes or dispenses such controlled dangerous substance which is the direct cause of the death of the person who ingested or consumed the controlled dangerous substance.
B. Whoever commits the crime of second degree murder shall be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence