There are three degrees of murder, ranging from first degree murder, to second degree murder to third degree murder. Our office has successfully handled every type of murder case that exists.
If you are convicted of first degree murder, the sentence is life imprisonment. First Degree murder is the act of intentionally killing a person with premeditation.
There are two types of second degree murder: intentional and unintentional. Intentional second degree murder is without premeditation. The statute for unintentional second degree murder lists two ways that this offense is committed: unintentional killing while committing or trying to commit certain felonies, and certain acts in violation of an order for protection.
There are two types of third degree murder. The first is an unintentional killing during a dangerous act with a depraved mental state. This offense carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 25 years. The second type of third degree murder is an unintentional killing relating to certain drug offenses.