Murder is seen as the most serious of all offences and if you are convicted the courts will pass a mandatory life sentence.

In proving their case the prosecution must show that the deceased was human, alive before their death, was unlawfully killed, and that the defendant was of sound mind and intended to either kill the deceased or cause them grievous bodily harm.

All murder cases tend to attract a lot of media attention and raise heightened emotion for the family and friends of the deceased as well as those for the defendant.

Murder trials are evidentially complicated. The prosecution will want to introduce evidence from the Scene of Crime Officers (SOCOs) who will have collected forensic evidence from the scene. This can include DNA material, fibres, blood, etc. In defending a murder case this evidence may well need to be challenged by instructing expert witnesses to underpin your version of events and put your case forward in the strongest possible way.

There are 2 types of defence to Murder, those being complete and partial. With regard to a complete defence these include alibi or self defence. A partial defence is one which, if successful can reduce the offence of murder to one of voluntary manslaughter. These partial defences are diminished responsibility, loss of control and killing in pursuance of a suicide pact. It should be noted that duress is not a defence to murder.

About Freeman & Co.

Nick Freeman is quite possibly the most famous criminal solicitor practising in the Country today. Dubbed by the media as “Mr Loophole” his reputation rose as an expert road traffic lawyer through his client list of famous sports personalities and celebrities.

But this is only the tip of the iceberg for Nick and his team of highly experienced criminal solicitors. Freeman & Co. have successfully represented people charged with a wide range of criminal offences ranging from assault to fraud, from rape to drugs offences.

Nick has a singular mind to all his cases and challenging the details of every case is an ethos that pervades Freeman & Co. as a whole.

From the first police station interview to fighting your case through the courts, Freeman & Co. provide seamless representation and dedicated client care that is second to none.

Being charged with a criminal offence of any kind will be a daunting experience. Freeman & Co. are a specialist from of criminal solicitors who understand their clients’ needs and the overwhelming need to get the best possible result in all the circumstances.

If you are, a family member to friend have been charged with a criminal offence you can call Freeman & Co. today on 0161 236 7007. You can also send us a confidential email by clicking here.

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