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Vigorously Defending You Against Homicide Charges

According to FBI crime statistics, New Mexico has the second highest rate of violent crime in the U.S. Our state’s largest city, Albuquerque, has experienced a steady increase in homicides. If you have been accused of committing a homicide offense in New Mexico, you deserve a strong defense and a fair day in court. Not all allegations lead to convictions. Call the homicide defense attorneys at the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC if you need to defend yourself or a family member against serious state or federal charges.

Handling All Types Of Homicide Charges

Homicide charges come in many forms, including:

  • First-degree murder. A willful, deliberate and premeditated killing or a death that happened in the commission of a felony. The sentence might possibly include life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • Second-degree murder. May be charged when there are mitigating circumstances such as provocation, an unexpected fight, actions taken in the heat of passion.
  • Voluntary manslaughter. An intentional act of violence that results in death when there was no intent to kill.
  • Involuntary manslaughter. An unintentional killing resulting from criminal negligence or recklessness.

We are well-versed in effective defense strategies for murder and manslaughter charges. Whatever homicide charge you face, we will work tirelessly to build a strong defense for you. 

Defending Against Federal Homicide Charges

The federal criminal justice system is vastly different from the state system. If you have been charged with federal homicide charges, you need a defense attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of the federal court system. We have the experience and knowledge to handle complex federal court trials and are prepared to defend your rights on all fronts.

Immediate Action Could Lead To A Stronger Defense

All cases are unique, and the results of your case will depend on the details and evidence. We believe in our clients and will do everything in our power to help you put this serious allegation behind you. Call the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC at 505-445-7097 or visit our contact page.