Murder, manslaughter or any homicide charge presents the most serious consequences and require a complete and aggressive defense from the start. The attorneys at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. are the best choice for representation in a homicide charge.


If you or a loved one is facing first-, second- or third-degree homicide charges, the Minneapolis-based Kassius Benson Law, P.A., can help. Our founding trial attorney, Kassius Benson, has obtained successful outcomes for past clients who faced similar circumstances.

Kassius Benson stands out from other criminal defense lawyers because he is Board Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Trial Specialist. Mr. Benson has tried over 150 jury trials to verdict including over 30 homicide trials.


Homicides, which include murder and manslaughter, are the most serious criminal offenses in the United States. These charges almost always result in lengthy prison sentences. Police and prosecutors put special emphasis on these investigation, employing many forensic tools such as DNA identification that are not commonly used for less serious cases. The sheer complexity of murder investigations requires a suspect to hire an experienced, talented attorney who has been trained by excellent criminal defense lawyers. Before speaking to the police and jeopardizing your rights, it is critical to seek the advice of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.

Attorney Kassius Benson has been defending clients against these serious charges in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. for 20 years. Mr. Benson has a distinguished track record and has tried more than 150 criminal cases over the course of his career including multiple first degree murder trials, second degree murder trials, third degree murder trials and manslaughter trials.  These cases have included charges of premeditated murder, intentional murder, felony murder, homicide charges resulting from deaths resulting from drug overdoses, and charges stemming from individuals having to defend himself or herself with a concealed carry firearm.  Kassius Benson has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Minnesota and he is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in Minnesota.

To arrange a free, discreet consultation with Kassius Benson at Kassius Benson Law, P.A., call 612-333-2755 or contact us online.

Minnesota Homicide Defense Lawyers

There are varying degrees of murder and homicide charges in Minnesota, but all of them can result in a prison sentence if a conviction occurs. Attorney Kassius Benson provides a skilled, effective defense against all charges, including:

First-degree murder: Killing with premeditation and intent, a conviction will result in life in prison

Second-degree murder: The killing of someone during the commission of a crime, or with intent but not premeditation, can result in up to 40 years in prison

Third-degree murder: Killing a person due to reckless behavior or dangerous acts; can result in 25 years in prison

Criminal vehicular homicide: Can result in up to 10 years in prison

With extensive experience defending against these charges, Kassius Benson understands the various factors that make a homicide case and will fight aggressively at all phases of your case, challenging evidence and pursuing all available avenues to defend you prior to charging, pretrial, and at trial. Contact us online or by phone at 612-333-2755.