Murder/Homicide

Charged with Murder or Manslaughter?

The Grose Law Firm represents individuals charged with any felony crime in the State of South Carolina, including the following:

Murder – the intentional killing of another person with malice aforethought.

Voluntary Manslaughter – the intentional killing of another person without malice aforethought. Voluntary manslaughter is committed in sudden heat and passion based on a sufficient legal provocation.

Involuntary Manslaughter – Either (1) the unintentional killing of another without malice but while engaged in an unlawful activity not naturally tending to cause death or great bodily harm; or (2) the unintentional killing of another without malice but while engaged in a lawful activity with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

Felony DUI – Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and negligently causing death or serious bodily injury to another person.

Reckless Homicide – operating a motor vehicle, with reckless disregard for the safety of others, and causing the death of another person.

Homicide by Child Abuse – Either 1) causing the death of a child under the age of eleven while committing child abuse or neglect, and the death occurs under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life; or (2) knowingly assisting another person to commit child abuse or neglect, and the child abuse or neglect results in the death of a child under the age of eleven.

Penalties

While sentences differ, generally murder charges carry the possibility of:

  • Death penalty

  • Life without the possibility of parole

  • Minimum sentence of 30 years.

Because the potential penalties for other homicide charges vary, you should consult an experienced attorney.

Experience Matters

When you’re facing Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, or Reckless Homicide charges, you need aggressive defense by an experienced attorney.  Charles Grose has over 20 years experience defending people charged with murder and other homicide offenses.

Notable Cases & Experience

  • Dismissal of murder charges because Mr. Grose’s clients were defending themselves.

  • Dismissal of murder charges because the prosecutor could not prove Mr. Grose’s clients committed the crime.

  • Mr. Grose has also been able to convince prosecutors to dismiss murder charges and agree to guilty pleas involving non-homicide offenses.

Click here to see The Grose Law Firm, LLC’s notable cases.

Contact a Skilled South Carolina Murder / Manslaughter Defense Attorney Today

If you or a family member has been charged with murder or another homicide offense, the attorney you choose to protect your rights may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. To discuss your murder or other homicide charge in confidence with an experienced South Carolina criminal defense lawyer, call defense attorney Charles Grose at 864-538-4466 for a free consultation.