If you or a loved one was arrested by Houston area law enforcement officers for capital murder, or suspicion of capital murder, life imprisonment or the death penalty is a real possibility if found guilty in the court of law. Houston criminal-defense attorney Mark W. Bennett has a wealth of experience defending people accused of such offenses, not to mention a number of successes when litigating such cases.
If you’re in need of an attorney for a criminal charge of this magnitude, it’s best to immediately make contact with Attorney Mark Bennett, or another equally criminal-defense attorney in Houston as soon as possible.
Capital Murder Charges, In Texas
A person can be charged with Capital Murder in number of different circumstances.
Capital Murder is an enhanced murder charge that’s specifically intended to protect employees of the state, citizens who may be unable to defend themselves, and to super-prosecute persons who are alleged to have committed murder while in the process of committing another felony and/or the killing of multiple people at once.
In the state of Texas, Capital Murder is an Enhanced 1st Degree Felony.
If convicted, the penalty for the defendant is death or life imprisonment.
Common Reasons for Capital Murder Charges
- You were accused of murdering a police officer or other public servant.
- You commit murder during the commission of another, related or unrelated felony offense.
- You commit murder while incarcerated, while attempting to escape imprisonment, or while you’re on the run after the initial escape.
- You murdered multiple people at once.
- You killed a disabled person or a child under the age of 10.
Fighting Capital Murder Charges in Houston
If you’re facing capital murder charges and are out on bond, or if you’re serving the interest of a loved one who is in jail on a capital charge, our legal team may be able to help.
Not any attorney will be allowed to represent a defendant facing capital murder charges in Texas. The only attorneys who are allowed to represent defendants charged with capital offenses are “capital case certified” Texas lawyers as prescribed by Title 1 Art. 26.04. of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
Attorney Mark Bennett is capital case certified and has won a number of cases that his colleagues though impossible.
Whether it’s by finding favorable nuances in the law, uncovering evidence of the violation of the defendant’s Constitutional Rights, or by out-right proving the innocence of our client, if there’s a way to successfully defend a person that’s facing a conviction on a capital murder charge, we’ll find it.
Mark Bennett has defending the lives of freedom of Texans since 1995 and is eager to hear from you if you have a challenging case that might deserve the attention of our legal team.
If you need to talk with a highly seasoned criminal-defense lawyer about a murder charge you, a family member, or other loved one are facing, we’re a phone call away at 713-224-1747.