Phoenix Homicide Defense Lawyer

Protecting the Rights of Clients Facing Arizona Homicide Charges

If you have been accused of causing someone else’s death intentionally, recklessly or negligently, you could be facing extremely serious consequences under Arizona’s homicide statutes, and it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away.

I am Zach Murphy, a Phoenix homicide defense attorney serving clients throughout the metro area. As a former Maricopa County prosecutor who spent more than two years in the homicide bureau, I understand what is involved in homicide charges, and I am prepared to defend against them.

Understanding and Investigating the Charges Against You

If you have been accused of criminally killing another person, the type of homicide charge you may face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged incident, the identity of the person you are accused of killing and several other factors. Types of homicide in Arizona include:

  • First-degree murder, a class 1 felony and potential capital offense
  • Second-degree murder, a class 1 felony
  • Manslaughter, a class 2 felony
  • Negligent homicide, a class 4 felony

If you retain me to defend you against homicide charges, I will take every opportunity to reduce the severity of the penalties you are facing and defend you effectively at trial.

I will diligently investigate the facts of your case, scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence against you for any weaknesses, negotiate with the government on your behalf, and aggressively defend you in court if necessary.

If you have been charged with murder, manslaughter or negligent homicide, or if a family member has been arrested for one of these serious offenses, do not hesitate to contact my office in Scottsdale at 602-788-2188 or by e-mail to schedule a free consultation.