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1st DEGREE MURDER

1st degree murder is the most serious of charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Denver criminal lawyer to defend against it.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with murder in the first degree if, after deliberation and with the intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of that person or someone else. A person can also be charged with 1st degree murder if, acting either alone or with one or more persons, he or she commits or attempts to a specific type of felony, and, during or close in time to the commission of that felony, the death of a person is caused by anyone. A person can also be charged with 1st degree murder if, by perjury the individual causes the conviction and execution of any innocent person. A person can also be charged with 1st degree murder if, under circumstances evidencing an attitude of universal malice manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life generally, he engages in conduct creating a grave risk of death to another, death of another is caused. A person can also be charged with 1st degree murder if he or she commits illegal distribution, dispensation, or sale of a controlled substance to a minor on school grounds, and the death of a minor is caused by the controlled substance. A person can also be charged with 1st degree murder if, the person causes the death of a child under 12 years of age and the individual holds a position of trust with respect to the victim.

In some cases, there are affirmative defenses to a 1st degree murder charge.

Murder in the first degree is a class 1 felony.

If you or someone you know is being charged with 1st degree murder, it is imperative you contact a Denver defense attorney immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver defense lawyer at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.