Homicide

Defending Any Cleveland Murder Charge

Homicide Offenses in Ohio

Criminal murder is the most serious allegation a defendant can face. In Ohio, murder-related charges come in different forms depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime and the offender’s intent. Homicide offenses defined by the Ohio Revised Code include:

  • Murder: Purposely causing the death of another person or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy.
  • Aggravated Murder: Purposely or with prior design causing the death of another person or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy. This term also applies when the victim is less than 13 years of age or a law enforcement officer in Ohio.
  • Voluntary Manslaughter: Knowingly causing the death of another person or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy while under the influence of a sudden passion, fit of rage, or serious provocation by the victim, or with a sexual motivation.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter: Causing the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy as the result of committing or attempting to commit a felony or misdemeanor of any degree.
  • Reckless Homicide: Causing the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy as a result of reckless behavior.
  • Negligent Homicide: Causing the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy as a result of the negligent use of a deadly weapon.
  • Vehicular Homicide: Causing the death of another or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy while operating a motor vehicle, motorcycle, aircraft, or other vehicle. Related charges include aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

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If you or someone you care about is under investigation for homicide in Cleveland or elsewhere in Northeast Ohio, you are likely scared for the future. It goes without saying that conviction of a murder charge can ruin lives. As such, your first priority should be to find a local criminal defense lawyer with a history of success in the courtroom. For more than two decades, Marein & Bradley have defended the most challenging homicide cases in Cleveland.

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