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San Antonio Capital Murder Defense Lawyer

Texas Homicide and Manslaughter Defense Attorney

Involuntary manslaughter
Attempted murder  ▪ Mitigation
Criminal negligent homicide
State jail felony manslaughter

The intentional or negligent killing of another human being is one of the most serious offenses in Texas or any jurisdiction. Depending on the circumstances, you may face felony jail time. The range in homicide cases is a prison sentence of five years to ninety-nine (99) years. In certain types of homicide cases, the death penalty or life in prison could be imposed. Because the stakes are high, you need a defense attorney with a proven track record of defending individuals accused of murder and other violent crimes. In Bexar County, the Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell has the experience and skill to effectively defend you against all murder charges.

What You Need to Know If You Are Accused of a Capital Murder in Texas

The State of Texas has executed more individuals than any other death penalty state since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1976. A murder conviction does not necessarily result in the death penalty, however. As outlined in the Texas Penal Code section 19.03, the criteria for capital murder include:

  • Killing a police officer or fireman in the course of their duties
  • Intentionally killing a person during a burglary, robbery, kidnapping, or aggravated sexual assault
  • Murder for hire
  • Killing a child under the age of six

If you have been convicted of a capital crime, the likelihood that you will be executed is very high, unless it can be proved that you are not a future danger or there was mitigation. It is very important to hire a criminal defense lawyer who has experience handling death penalty cases, like Anthony Cantrell.

Our San Antonio, Texas defense lawyers have successfully defended clients against capital murder and other violent crimes, including:

  • Murder (first through third degree, including capital cases)
  • Attempted murder
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide

These cases typically require forensic experts and scientific exhibits, such as private autopsies, blood spatter analysis, and ballistic tests, and experience counts in managing these complex cases.

If you have been accused of murder in south Texas, you owe yourself the best defense. Contact the Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell in San Antonio for a free initial consultation.