The Arizona Legal Practice Group can assist with the following types of homicide cases:
FIRST DEGREE MURDER, Arizona Revised Statute §13-1105
- A person commits first degree murder if:
- Intending or knowing that the person's conduct will cause death, the person causes the death of another person, including an unborn child, with premeditation or, as a result of causing the death of another person with premeditation, causes the death of an unborn child.
SECOND DEGREE MURDER Arizona Revised Statute §13-1104
- A person commits second degree murder if without premeditation:
- The person intentionally causes the death of another person, including an unborn child or, as a result of intentionally causing the death of another person, causes the death of an unborn child; or
NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE Arizona Revised Statute §13-1102
- A person commits negligent homicide if with criminal negligence the person causes the death of another person, including an unborn child.
- An offense under this section applies to an unborn child in the womb at any stage of its development. A person may not be prosecuted under this section if any of the following applies:
- The person was performing an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on the pregnant woman's behalf, has been obtained or for which the consent was implied or authorized by law.
MANSLAUGHTER Arizona Revised Statute §13-1103
- A person commits manslaughter by:
- Recklessly causing the death of another person; or
- Committing second degree murder as defined in section 13-1104, subsection A upon a sudden quarrel or heat of passion resulting from adequate provocation by the victim; or
- Intentionally aiding another to commit suicide; or