Minnesota Homicide Lawyer
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.
Board Certified and Experienced
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.
Murder, Manslaughter, and Homicide Cases Require a Strong Defense
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 over 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.
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.
Defenses Used During Murder Trials
Finding the right defense for the homicide charge against you is important. The following are some of the most common defenses used in murder cases:
Mistaken Identity– There are numerous cases on record where the person being charged was not even at the crime scene.
Self-Defense – In order to successfully claim self-defense in a murder case, you will have to prove you were in fear of your life before causing harm to the other party. The amount of force used in a case of self-defense has to be proportional to the threats made by the other party.
Accidental Death– The charge of murder generally involves an intent to kill or an intent to commit another crime. However, in some cases, a defense can be raised where the circumstances indicate that the death of another was simply an unavoidable accident.
Regardless of the defense to be raised in a murder case, or any mitigation sought, you will need a criminal defense lawyer with homicide experience to defend you. Kassius Benson Law, P.A. will use our legal team to investigate the case, review the information available, and strategically defend your case.
With over 30 years of combined experience, Kassius Benson and his legal team are skilled, experienced and able to defend what is likely the legal fight of you or your loved one’s life.
Call Kassius Benson Law, P.A. Today!
Contact Kassius Benson Law. P.A. at (612) 333-2755 (Minnesota) or (202) 744-2544 (Washington, D.C.) or contact us online. With over 30 years of experience, Kassius Benson and his team of lawyers are skilled, experienced and able to defend what is likely the legal fight of you or your loved one’s life.
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