Homicide in Nevada
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Homicide or murder is considered the most serious criminal charge an individual
can face in court. In Nevada, the sentence for a murder conviction includes
life imprisonment without parole.
If you are facing a murder conviction, it is imperative to seek legal services
from an experienced and reliable attorney. At the
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, our Reno criminal defense lawyer can give you with the aggressive and
relentless reputation you need to overcome this arduous obstacle.
Types of Murder Charges
The most severe form of homicide is
first-degree murder. It is defined as the “premeditated and intentional killing of another,”
including murders committed during a violent felony such as
burglary or sexual battery. Punishment for first-degree murder includes either
life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or life imprisonment
with possible parole.
Second-degree murder is considered an intentional killing which is not planned or premeditated,
nor committed in a “heat of passion,” and a killing caused
by dangerous conduct and the offender’s discernable lack of concern
for human life. This crime is punishable by life in prison with a possibility
of parole after ten years, or 25 years in prison with the possibility
of parole after ten years.
Attempted murder is prosecuted as a category B felony, which is punishable by a prison
sentence of two and 20 years.
Have a Former Prosecutor On Your Side
As a former prosecutor, our Reno criminal defense attorney possesses the
extensive insight from both sides of the courtroom and understands what
you’re up against. With more than 20 years of experience, the Law
Office of Kenneth A. Stover can thoroughly investigate your case and collect
evidence necessary to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy
just for you.
Contact our Reno criminal defense attorney to schedule your free consultation today.