Murder charges are the most serious charges you can face in Saskatchewan. If you are arrested and charged with 1st or 2nd-degree murder, you need to contact a criminal defence lawyer immediately. Do not speak to the police. We understand the gravity of these charges and the potential consequences that come with them. We will work hard to protect your rights throughout your case and get you the best possible outcome.
Murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another human being. There are two types of murder: first-degree and second-degree. First-degree murder occurs when a person commits premeditated homicide (i.e., they planned out their crime). Second-degree murder occurs when a person kills another person without premeditation (i.e., the killing was spur of the moment). The penalties for first-degree murder and second-degree murder differ. A first-degree murder conviction could get you life in prison, while a second-degree murder conviction could be up to 25 years.
If you've been charged with 1st or 2nd-degree murder, you need a team with experience defending these types of cases. The team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help build a strong defence for your case. We have years of experience representing people charged with murder and will work closely with you every step of the way. Contact us today.