Dallas Violent Crime Attorneys
In the common imagination, the charge of murder invokes images of Perry Mason or Matlock skillfully revealing the actual perpetrator of the murder in a dramatic courtroom scene. In real life the “who dunnit” murder case is very rare. Most murder charges involve individuals who know each other and raise questions of self-defense. Also common are charges of intoxication manslaughter.
As in assault cases, often the most important first step an attorney can make in a murder case is to hire a top-notch private investigator. Often the overworked homicide detectives have only made a cursory investigation and a private investigator can find favorable witnesses who were not interviewed by the police. Sometimes it is critical to hire experts to challenge the police laboratory’s forensic analysis.
Obviously the stakes are extremely high in murder cases. At Broden & Mickelsen, we have had juries return verdicts of NOT GUILTY in murder cases and have had charges reduced to “failure to leave the scene of an accident.” Our firm also has had extensive experience representing people charged with crimes carrying the death penalty. Review our violent crime cases for Texas Courts.