Charged for a murder in Texas?

A murder is a serious crime considered a felony in the state. It is one of the most detrimental charges you can be faced with and may significantly impact your life. If you are charged you need to speak to a Dallas criminal defense attorney immediately because you will want to give you and your legal representation as much time as possible to build a case.

Murder Attorney

What counts as a murder charge?

There are many cases when the death of a person was the result of an accident. Other times it can be due to self-defense. If the prosecution can convince the court however that a killing was intentional then the charges will be considered murder charges. In cases where recklessness or negligence was the cause, the charges can be reduced to involuntary manslaughter or vehicular homicide. In murder charges there was no justifiable reason for the murder and in many cases it could have been done during a heated moment. Other times the killing was deliberate and premeditated. Charges can include:

  • Murder
  • Capital murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Attempted murder
  • Involuntary manslaughter

Each charge will be assessed by the court in order to determine how serious the crime was. up to life in prison can be sentenced meaning that failure to prove reasonable doubt can cost you your life.


I have over 13 years of experience in criminal defense and have gone to trial for many of my clients. I aggressively fight against charges, investigating all available details to provide strong and convincing criminal defense. If you are dealing with a murder charge you do not want to be sentenced with a felony. I will be there providing personal service from beginning to end. I am up front about how difficult this type of charge can be because I want my clients to know what they will be going up against. I offer a free initial consultation, 24 hour phone lines as well as flexible fee options.