Keegan Law: A Great Defense for Felony Murder Charges in Boston

Massachusetts’ Felony Murder Rule

The rule of felony murder is a legal doctrine that broadens the crime of murder, specifically when the offender accidentally kills another without the intent to kill in the commission of a felony. In such cases, the offender can be charged with murder.

If you were committing a felony and someone else was accidentally killed as a result of the criminal activity, you could be facing first degree murder charges. If you have never needed a skilled and aggressive Boston criminal defense attorney, you need one now more than ever before.

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In the face of felony murder charges, you need the best defense representation you can find, and this does not mean a public defender who is fresh out of law school or overwhelmed with a high volume of cases.

Our legal team has more than 40 years of combined experience in criminal justice, and we have what it takes to tailor a strong and compelling defense. Here are just a few examples of why we are the law firm to trust with you murder case:

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First Degree Murder in Massachusetts

Under Part IV, Title I, Chapter 265, Section 1, when someone is killed in the commission of a crime, or in the attempted commission of a crime, it is murder in the first degree. Felony murder (first degree murder) in Massachusetts is punishable by life imprisonment in the state prison.

As of August of 2008, 46 states have a felony murder rule, under which felony murder is first degree murder. Essentially, the commission of a felony raises a presumption of extreme indifference to human life, thus, the felony murder rule is used as a rule of evidence in many jurisdictions.

Contact a Boston Murder Defense Lawyer

You are likely very nervous about the notion of being convicted of first degree murder. It is important to remember that in the eyes of the law, you are innocent until proven guilty. You have rights, however, your situation demands that you be represented by a highly skilled and aggressive legal team. If you are looking for relentless criminal defense attorneys, Keegan Law is right for you.

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