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Evaluate prosecutor's evidence for places to introduce doubt

Fighting a murder charge is a complex undertaking that you can't ever rush. You might think that everything about a case seems clear-cut but that's seldom the reality. One thing you can count on for certain, however, is that the prosecutor is searching for ways to shore up the case against you -- and you need to do the same for your defense!

First degree murder charges are only appropriate in some cases

First-degree murder is a very serious charge that can lead to a host of legal issues. A person who is facing this charge is looking at the possibility of life in prison if they are convicted. The death penalty is also possible in Oklahoma. These harsh sentences mean that those who are charged with this crime need to work diligently on a defense strategy that can work to either minimize the penalties or prove the person wasn't guilty of the crime.

Murder charges are sometimes downgraded in plea bargains

While no criminal charges should ever be taken lightly, a murder charge is one that must be taken very seriously. You can face a long term in prison, depending on what type of murder charge you are up against. There are specific differences in the criteria for murder charges. Knowing the ones for the charge you are facing might help you with the defense planning.

Pay attention to facts and presentation methods in your defense

Facing murder charges can mean that your own life is on the line if that charge is in the first degree. This is a serious matter because you can end up behind bars for the remainder of your natural life. When you are in this position, you have to think carefully about what you are going to do. There are usually several options that you can explore in these cases.

Domestic violence accusations are sometimes false

Domestic violence is often misunderstood. For the men and women who face criminal charges for spousal abuse, the underlying cause of the incident is often forgotten. Over the holidays, there are many things that might contribute to violent incidents. Trying to think ahead to minimize the risk of the repercussions might be beneficial and could help you to avoid going to jail for domestic violence.

Murder charges require a customized defense strategy

First-degree murder is one of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. It comes with the possibility of having to spend life in prison or being put to death. One thing that defendants must do in these cases is present their defense against the charges.

A brief look at self-defense and justifiable homicide in Oklahoma

The very idea of being responsible for the death of someone shocks and disturbs most people. Unfortunately, there are times when the unthinkable happens and a person must face murder or homicide charges after an unintentional death occurs.

Woman arrested for murder of missing Oklahoma man

The suspected remains of a 56-year-old Oklahoma man missing since June 24 were found last week after police officers received a tip about his whereabouts. Upon arriving at the scene in Okmulgee County, officers confirmed that the victim was dead. While positive identification of the remains has yet to be made, the authorities have already made an arrest on murder charges.

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