Jacksonville Murder/Manslaughter Defense Lawyers

Your Life Is on the Line

Proven Defense for Murder and Manslaughter in Florida

If you stand accused of a homicide, your freedom and future are at stake, or you may be literally fighting for your life. The attorneys at Stone Lockett, understand that the stakes are high in these cases.

Our attorneys have obtained favorable results for clients charged with murder and manslaughter. Based in Jacksonville, we take cases in northeast Florida and statewide. If you or someone who know has been arrested or questioned in connection with a death, contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Murder, Manslaughter and Attempts

We handle the full spectrum and every facet of homicide cases, including grand jury proceedings and federal criminal defense:

  • Capital murder (punishable by death penalty)
  • First degree murder
  • Felony murder (death in commission of another felony)
  • Second degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide
  • DUI manslaughter

The Right Experience: Former Prosecutor and Board Certified Trial Specialist

As an Assistant State Attorney earlier in his career, lawyer Mitch Stone learned how police investigate homicides and how the prosecution prepares murder cases, including capital crimes. As a defense attorney, he has developed successful strategies to expose weaknesses in the government's case at trial or convincing the prosecuting attorney that lesser charges are more appropriate.

For one client, he succeeded in reducing a terrifying charge of first degree murder to a more appropriate charge of accessory after the fact, by intervening early in the process to challenge the evidence. Instead of facing the death penalty our client was sentenced to a mere 13 months in prison.

In a federal murder conspiracy case, Mr. Stone's client was among the only defendants not convicted on the major felony charge, receiving only a sentence of probation while co-defendants were sentenced to life in prison.

We Will Fight for Your Life

We leave nothing to chance. We scrutinize the evidence, challenge the witnesses, expose the informants, and analyze the conduct of law enforcement leading up to search warrants or arrest. Call our Jacksonville office at 904-396-3335 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

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