Homicide Defense

Defending Against Homicide Charges And Other Violent Crimes

The skilled attorneys at Mouton Law Firm have decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including time spent as public defenders and time spent as a prosecutor. We are the firm to call if you are facing any of the following criminal charges:

  • First-degree murder
  • Second-degree murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Negligent homicide
  • Vehicular homicide

Homicide Classifications

Although homicide charges all stem from the killing of another person, the classifications are based on the defendant's criminal intent (or lack thereof). The most serious offense is first-degree murder, La. RS. 14:30, is a killing with the specific intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm during the commission of a major felony, such a robbery, rape or kidnapping, or where the victim is a police officer, a firman or a child, or where there are multiple victims.

Second-degree murder La. R.S. 14:30.1, is a killing either with the specific intent to kill or with no specific to kill during the commission of a major felony, such a robbery, rape or kidnapping.

In manslaughter cases, La. R.S. 14:31, is either an intentional killing committed in sudden passion or heat of blood immediately caused by provocation sufficient to deprive an average person of his self-control and cool reflection or an unintentional killing committed during a minor felony or a misdemeanor.

Negligent homicide is essentially an accidental death that occurs as the result of the defendant's negligence. Vehicular homicide refers to the killing of another person with a vehicle, usually due to drunk or drugged driving.

How We Can Help You

If you have been charged with murder, it is critical to seek good legal representation immediately. Don't wait to contact our firm. The sooner we get involved, the more we may be able to help you.

Our attorneys will comb through the evidence, conduct our own investigation and prepare a vigorous defense. We will not hesitate to challenge forensic test results and question the findings/credibility of witnesses.

We are very comfortable in the courtroom (state and federal) and have managed to secure acquittals for clients in numerous high-profile cases.

Discuss Your Case With A Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

With an office in Shreveport, Mouton Law Firm represents clients throughout Louisiana. For a discussion of your case, call us at 318-716-7305. You can also contact us online.