Jacksonville Homicide Lawyer

In Jacksonville, Homicide crimes are regulated by Chapter 782 of the Florida Statutes. Jacksonville Homicide can range from different degrees of murder to manslaughter and other unlawful killings. In some cases, a Jacksonville Homicide can be justified or excused.

Jacksonville Self-Defense and Justifiable Homicide:
Under Florida Statute Section 782.02, a killing is justified if the defendant is acting in self-defense.  A defendant may use deadly force when the defendant is resisting:

  1. an attempted murder or commit a felony upon the defendant or
  2. a felony in a dwelling house that the defendant was in at the time.

Jacksonville Excusable Homicide:
According to Florida Statute Section 782.03, a Jacksonville killing may be excused if it was committed by accident and:

  1. by a person using ordinary caution;
  2. in the heat of passion with sufficient, sudden provocation; or
  3. as a result of sudden combat (a dangerous weapon cannot be used, and the killing cannot be cruel and unusual).

To learn more about Jacksonville Homicide, contact a Jacksonville Homicide Attorney. Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer at 20 Miles Law.  You can contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney at (904) 564-2525 or by email.