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Virginia Murder & Manslaughter Lawyer Serving VA Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake

Defending charges from premeditated murder to DUI manslaughter

There is no more serious crime than the killing of another human being. No other crime is as shocking to the conscience, so naturally, it carries the harshest penalties under the law. If you are accused of homicide in Virginia, you must choose your legal representation carefully. You may literally have to entrust your attorney with your life. Messman Law, PLC delivers aggressive representation for defendants in homicide cases. I am ready to fight for you on all matters related to:

  • Capital murder
  • Murder of the first degree
  • Murder of the second degree
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Murder of a pregnant woman and/or her fetus

Close counsel and aggressive advocacy

One of the key elements to prove in a homicide case is intent. What was in the mind of the alleged killer? The prosecution can never read your mind, so as long as you exercise your right to remain silent from the moment of your arrest, the prosecutor must construct a case based on circumstantial evidence. On the other hand, your Virginia Beach criminal law attorney does get to know you. Everything you tell me is confidential, so I can work closely with you to know what was in your mind, and argue against the mental elements, such as premeditation, malice or heat of passion. Our close counsel gives you peace of mind that someone is in your corner, fighting hard for your liberty.

Reliable, responsible and realistic plea negotiations

Despite an attorney's best efforts, some cases simply cannot be won. However, even when the facts make innocence impossible to prove, there is often opportunity to negotiate a plea to a lesser offense, which could cut decades off a sentence and salvage that portion of your life. Messman Law, PLC can give you a reliable assessment of your chances at trial and negotiate firmly for your best terms. Though I offer sound advice on whether to accept a plea bargain, the decision is always yours; I never make a move without your consent. I can promise that you will have all the information you need to make the best decision for your circumstances.

Contact a determined murder and manslaughter lawyer in Virginia Beach

Messman Law, PLC defends clients from Norfolk to Virginia Beach and throughout the Chesapeake region against charges of murder, manslaughter and DUI manslaughter. To schedule a confidential consultation, call me at or contact the office online.

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