Murder is the most serious crime a person can be charged with in Canada. As soon as you are arrested and charged with murder, it is essential you contact a criminal defence lawyer before speaking to anyone, especially the police. The consequences of this crime are severe. If you are found guilty, you could be sent to prison for many years or even life. Andrews Benko & Associates knows how to defend your rights and fight for your freedom.
Murder is defined in Canada as any act that causes death intentionally or unintentionally. There are different types of murder charges depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. The amount of proof regarding the "planning" and "deliberation" of the murder is a crucial consideration for whether a person will be charged with first-degree or second-degree murder, manslaughter or attempted murder. First-degree murder is premeditated and intentional. Second-degree murder is intentional but without premeditation. Manslaughter is not intended to kill anyone and is an accident or unintentional act. To be charged with attempted murder, the court must prove you intended to kill but did not succeed. These charges come with harsh penalties if convicted, which is why it is so important to have a skilled criminal defence lawyer on your side.
When you're charged with murder or attempted murder, you need to make sure you're protected. Andrews Benko & Associates is an experienced criminal defence firm that can help you fight for your rights. We know how important it is that you receive the best possible legal representation, so we will work hard on your behalf at every stage of your case.