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.
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
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.
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