The intentional killing of another human being is unquestionably the most serious crime of which a person can be accused. Murder is legally differentiated from other types of homicide in that it requires the defendant to have acted intentionally or with an obvious disregard for the value of human life.
Under Ohio law, there are two types of murder – aggravated murder and murder. In addition, people who cause the death of another person unintentionally can be convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Fortunately for people who are accused of murder, there are often defenses that can be raised. Some of the more commonly applicable defenses in Ohio murder cases include the following:
If you have been accused of murder in the state of Ohio, you are facing extremely serious consequences, including the loss of your freedom and even your life. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who is accused of intentionally killing another person to retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Dayton murder defense attorneys, contact our office today.
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