Murder, manslaughter and capital murder charges in Texas are some of the most severe in the United States. According to Texas Penal Code Sec. 19.01:
- A person commits criminal homicide if he or she intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence causes the death of an individual.
- Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.
When faced with a murder or manslaughter charge or arrest, the future suddenly becomes uncertain. Remain calm and silent, and hire a homicide attorney who has successfully defended against these life-changing claims. Contact Morgan Bourque.
Morgan Bourque believes that every accused Texan deserves a fair trial. As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of murder and manslaughter charges. Now as a leading Texas homicide attorney, he stands out in the legal community for achieving acquittals and reduced charges in the most complex cases. He has demonstrated where inaccurate claims, mishandled evidence (or lack thereof) and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence homicide charges.
Without proper representation, defendants are at risk of facing:
- Lengthy prison terms
- Capital punishment (the death penalty)
- Thousands – if not millions – of dollars in liability fines and fees
- Unwanted media attention
- Public shaming, and more.
No matter how dire the odds may seem, Morgan is known for being a homicide attorney who represents each client with the same passion and determination, often to favorable outcomes. He will review your case and offer honest feedback, and craft a strategy to defend your rights and keep you out of prison.
In 2016, Texas authorities made 997 arrests related to murder and manslaughter – that’s more than two each day for the year. The majority of arrests involved non-negligent acts, meaning intent was proven or suspected. In connection with these arrests, alleged offenders often face other serious charges, such as weapons, burglary, drug abuse violations and aggravated assault. Police are cracking down on people who take the lives of others, and if arrested, will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
That is why, before you take any other action, you should contact Morgan Bourque for the best possible defense strategy and representation. He has successfully challenged murder and manslaughter claims at trial and will fight to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocent people get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your murder or manslaughter case and begin establishing a successful defense.