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Homicide In Ohio: Providing Criminal Defense For Murder Charges

My name is Steve Palmer and I am a criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience in Ohio’s criminal courts. From my office in Columbus, I represent clients throughout central Ohio who are facing serious criminal charges for homicide. I exclusively practice criminal defense and I founded Palmer Legal Defense to advocate for those who have been accused of state and federal crimes, including any type of manslaughter or murder charges.

Ohio Unlawful Homicide, Manslaughter And Murder Charges

When one person kills another, it is called a homicide. The state of Ohio has several different types of manslaughter and murder charges, ranging in seriousness and degrees based on the facts and circumstances of the homicide. These include:

  • Involuntary manslaughter: Involuntary manslaughter is when someone causes the death of another or their unborn child during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony.
  • Vehicular homicide: While during the course of operating a vehicle, if a person causes the death of another they can be charged with vehicular manslaughter, homicide or aggravated vehicular manslaughter. Prosecutors will consider vehicular homicide charges when someone is killed during a drunk driving accident.
  • Murder: Murder is defined as intentionally or purposely causing the death of another.
  • Aggravated or first-degree murder: A charge of aggravated or first-degree murder includes an element of evil intent.
  • Felony murder: If someone is killed during the commission of a felony crime, a prosecutor can file felony murder charges.

Homicide, manslaughter and murder charges are among the most serious and can result in serious fines and substantial jail time. Anyone convicted of aggravated murder in the state of Ohio could potentially be sentenced to life in prison or even death.

Illegal Abortion And Murder Charges In Ohio

In highly controversial legislation, the state of Ohio has attempted to make abortion illegal by enacting a fetal heartbeat law. These laws prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs in the sixth week of pregnancy. In essence, fetal heartbeat laws could result in criminal murder charges for women seeking to terminate a pregnancy for any reason and doctors who perform abortions.

Crafting A Defense To Murder Charges In Ohio

No matter what level of charges you are facing, I am committed to providing you with a defense strategy that is customized to protect your rights and achieve the most favorable outcome for your specific situation. I will conduct my own independent investigation to review and attack the prosecutor’s evidence against you and find whatever exonerating evidence exists to support your innocence. In my decades of experience, my network of investigators, experts and consultants serve as a valuable resource for crafting a legal defense for the most serious of crimes and the most high-profile of cases.

Schedule A Consultation With A Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

I am available to meet with you for an initial consultation. At this appointment, I can answer your questions and tell you more about how I can help you fight the accusations against you. To schedule an initial consultation, contact me through my website, or call 614-224-6142.