A capital murder charge is the most serious charge anyone can face. As a leading Miami criminal defense firm, Barzee Flores uses an entire team of legal professionals, including trial lawyers, appellant lawyers, paralegals and investigators, to provide aggressive and comprehensive defense for anyone facing capital murder charges.
Barzee Flores’ reputation as a top criminal defense firm is due to their experience and aggressive representation of clients facing high-level federal or state criminal charges. If you or a loved one is facing a capital offense, there is no bigger decision that of hiring the right law firm to defend your life.
In each case where a defendant is convicted of a capital crime, a post-conviction hearing will be held to determine whether someone should be sentenced to die. At that hearing, mitigating evidence –evidence of a defendant’s upbringing, psychological makeup, and life experiences that argue in favor of mercy – will be heard as well as aggravated circumstances presented by the prosecutor in favor of imposing a sentence of death.
At that hearing, mitigating evidence –evidence of a defendant’s upbringing, psychological makeup, and life experiences that argue in favor of mercy – will be heard as well as aggravated circumstances presented by the prosecutor in favor of imposing a sentence of death.
Too often, inexperienced attorneys will not put the work into preparing for a post-conviction hearing that is vital to avoiding the death penalty. While everyone at Barzee Flores will work tirelessly to avoid a conviction, we will also work full-time preparing for a mitigation we hope to avoid. Doing any less would not be doing our job. And doing our job is a matter of life and death.
Anyone who believes he or she is the target of a murder investigation should immediately seek the representation of an experienced criminal defense law firm familiar with the legal landscape in Miami. One of the most critical times in a murder prosecution is when investigators are still building a case – before charges are even filed.
An aggressive defense firm experienced in handling murder charges can often have a significant impact on the early stages of a case, which can assist in building a case for trial, or even prevent charges from ever being filed.
At Barzee Flores, we use all legal means at our disposal to have a positive impact on your case, including challenging the admissibility of evidence and witness testimony, and seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Our trial attorneys are experienced at all levels of state and federal court and will fight for the best outcome possible in your case. That could mean negotiating with prosecutors on a reduction in charges or plea deal, or building a case capable of winning an acquittal in the courtroom or on appeal.
Additionally, capital murder charges must meet rigorous legal tests to ensure someone is not over charged or charged erroneously. When a prosecutor seeks a capital murder charge against someone who should have been charged with a lesser murder offense, including felony murder or manslaughter, the experienced Miami criminal defense attorneys at Barzee Flores will move aggressively to seek a dismissal or reduction of the charges.
If you are facing a murder indictment, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to contact Barzee Flores today for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
Florida Death Penalty
- Especially heinous or cruel murders
- Murder committed during the course of another felony (such as robbery or rape)
- Premeditated murder
- Murder for financial gain
- Murder to avoid arrest or detection
- Murder to interfere with law enforcement
- Murder by a convicted felon
- Murder while incarcerated or on court supervision
- Murder by a gang member
- Murder of a child younger than 12
- Murder of a disabled or dependent person
- Murder of a law enforcement officer
- Murder involving drug trafficking
- Rape of a child
- Murder by a sexual predator
Source: Florida law