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Homicide: Murder, Manslaughter, Felony Homicide


Homicide Defense Attorney in Virginia Beach

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If you or a family member has been arrested, or come under investigation for, a serious violent felony such as murder or manslaughter, you need counsel from a lawyer who knows the law and knows your rights. Our Virginia Beach legal team has the knowledge, determination and resources to handle all aspects of this major criminal matter, including pretrial investigations, motion hearings, rules of evidence, and criminal jury trial experience.

You can turn to our attorneys and benefit from substantial felony defense and trial experience, covering every phase of client ordeals from bond hearings and bail to preliminary hearings to suppression motions to dynamic defense in the courtroom. We offer practical, balanced counsel and thorough investigation targeting dismissals of unjust charges, acquittals at trial, or the best possible outcome through plea negotiations if necessary.

Going the Distance in Investigations, Case Analysis and Trial Work

You can turn to our law firm for focused, determined defense work that leaves no avenue unexplored for people facing allegations of:

The outcome of your case may well rest on your lawyer’s grasp of violent crime investigations, criminal evidence, jury selection and other pivotal aspects of murder defense. Our clients and their families benefit from close, extensive contact with a skilled defense attorney and truly individualized, all-out effort whether:

  • A murder or manslaughter charge is entirely unfounded — due to mistaken identification or false witness testimony
  • A strong case based on lack of intent or self-defense must be constructed and compellingly presented
  • Our client wishes to acknowledge guilt and strive to avoid the harshest consequences through cooperation and our skilled negotiations with prosecutors

For Legal Counsel You Can Trust, Call Garrett Law Group, PLC at (757) 422-4646 Now!

To speak with a proven Virginia Beach criminal attorney dedicated to delivering the most powerful and effective manslaughter or homicide defense possible, request a free consultation.

Virginia Statutes:

§ 18.2-30. Murder and manslaughter declared felonies.
§ 18.2-31. Capital murder defined; punishment.
§ 18.2-32. First and second degree murder defined; punishment.
§ 18.2-32.1. Murder of a pregnant woman; penalty.
§ 18.2-32.2. Killing a fetus; penalty.
§ 18.2-32.3. Human infant; independent and separate existence.
§ 18.2-33. Felony homicide defined; punishment.
§ 18.2-35. How voluntary manslaughter punished.
§ 18.2-36. How involuntary manslaughter punished.
§ 18.2-36.1. Certain conduct punishable as involuntary manslaughter.
§ 18.2-36.2. Involuntary manslaughter; operating a watercraft while under the influence; penalties.
§ 18.2-37. How and where homicide prosecuted and punished if death occur without the Commonwealth.