Boise Homicide Defense Attorney

Were you charged with murder in Boise?

Murder is one of the most serious charges a person can face. If you or someone you love has been accused, it is critical to work with a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Boise - someone who does not hesitate to take action. At Bublitz Law, P.C. we take a forceful approach to representing people accused of murder. Our goal is to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible results in Idaho state courts.

Idaho Laws on Murder

Under Idaho law, murder, which is called homicide, is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being. To be considered murder, the killing must have been intentional or have involved extreme and prolonged pain.

Idaho law recognizes two degrees of murder:

  • First-degree murder: This is the most serious charge. First-degree murder is charged when the death allegedly involves things like poison, torture or vengeance. It is also charged when a police officer has been killed, or in other serious situations.
  • Second-degree murder: All other kinds of murder are of the second degree.

The penalties for a murder conviction are serious. Every person found guilty of murder of the first degree can be punished by death or life in prison. People found guilty of second-degree murder can be punished by a minimum of 10 years in prison and may face a life sentence as well.

Manslaughter

Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another without malice. Bublitz Law, P.C. represents people accused of manslaughter, including voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter. Our team of experienced attorneys has achieved numerous case successes. Because of our strong commitment to justice, we fight hard to keep the zealous Idaho police in check and are willing to take a case all the way to a jury trial when necessary. To discuss your criminal defense options in a free consultation, call Bublitz Law, P.C. anytime.