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Chandler Second-Degree Murder Lawyer

Second Degree Murder ARS 13-1104

A person commits second-degree murder if without premeditation:

  • The person intentionally causes the death of another person, including an unborn child, or, as a result of intentionally causing the death of another person, causes the death of an unborn child; or
  • Knowing that the person’s conduct will cause death or serious physical injury, the person causes the death of another person, including an unborn child, or, as a result of knowingly causing the death of another person, causes the death of an unborn child; or
  • Under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, the person recklessly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death and thereby causes the death of another person, including an unborn child, or, as a result of recklessly causing the death of another person, causes the death of an unborn child.

B. An offense under this section applies to an unborn child in the womb at any stage of its development.

A person may not be prosecuted under this section if any of the following applies:

  • The person was performing an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on the pregnant woman’s behalf, has been obtained or for which the consent was implied or authorized by law.
  • The person was performing medical treatment on the pregnant woman or the pregnant woman’s unborn child.
  • The person was the unborn child’s mother.

Second-degree murder is a class 1 felony and is punishable as provided by section 13-705 if the victim is under fifteen years of age or is an unborn child, section 13-706, subsection A or section 13-710. If convicted, second-degree murder is punishable by prison time of between 10 and 25 years.

Unlike first-degree murder, second-degree murder is committed when someone intentionally causes the death of another person, but without premeditation. Unlike involuntary manslaughter as well, where you accidentally cause the death of another person.

This is a very serious crime. If you have been charged with or think you may be charged with second-degree murder, it is critical that you consult with a criminal defense attorney who has vast experience in defending murder charges. If you are facing any type of murder charges, contact us to schedule a Strategy Session to discuss your case.

Do not trust your life to just any attorney. The lawyers at the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm have decades of experience representing people who have been charged with the crime of Murder. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and have also defended people against death penalty allegations at trial in other states as well.

Arizona Office Address:
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-755-7110

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