Homicide Attorneys In Delaware
An accusation of homicide in Delaware is one of the most serious charges a person can face. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Mooney and Andrew, P.A. are experienced lawyers in Georgetown who will work closely with you on your defense against murder charges in Delaware. Contact them today for a free consultation.
Manslaughter: A person is guilty of Manslaughter when she or he recklessly causes the death of another or with the intent to cause serious physical injury he or she causes the death of another. A person may also be guilty of Manslaughter when he or she intentionally causes death but acts under extreme emotional distress or disturbance. If one intentionally causes another to commit suicide he or she may be guilty of this charge. A person may also be found guilty of Manslaughter when he or she commits an abortion that causes the female’s death unless such abortion is therapeutic and her death is not the result of his reckless conduct.
- Manslaughter is a Class B Felony that carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 2 years imprisonment and punishable up to 25 years.
Murder In The Second Degree
Murder Second Degree: A person is guilty of Murder Second Degree when he recklessly causes the death of another person under circumstances that manifest a cruel, wicked, and depraved indifference to human life. One may also be guilty of while engages in the commission of or attempted commission of any felony not specifically enumerated in Murder First Degree or immediate flight therefrom, he with criminal negligence, causes the death of another.
- Murder Second Degree is a Class A Felony that carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years at level V and is punishable up to life imprisonment.
Murder In The First Degree
Murder First Degree: A person is guilty of Murder first Degree when he intentionally causes the death of another. This may also be true if a person causes another to commit suicide by force or duress. While engaged in the commission or attempted commission of a felony or immediate flight therefrom, he recklessly causes the death of another one is guilty of Murder First Degree. This charge may also be defined as some who recklessly causes the death of a law enforcement officer, corrections employee or fireman while such officer is in the lawful performance of his duties. A person who causes the death of another by use of a bomb or similar destructive device is guilty of Murder First Degree. An individual is guilty of this charge if he causes the death of another in order to prevent the lawful arrest of a person.
- Murder First Degree is a Class A felony exception that is punishable by life without the possibility of parole or death.