You would be surprised at just how many people commit murders in America. In the vast majority of case, the killing that was committed happened because of unstable emotions such as jealousy, anger or bitterness, and it is only in cases where these emotions were pushed to the extreme that a crime ended up being committed that caused the loss of someone’s life. The important thing to remember here is that if you are being accused of murder, you are not alone. People get accused of a crime this serious all the time, and you would be surprised at just how many of them end up getting away with it without having to face consequences that are all that serious at all.
There are a number of ways in which a murder charge can be handled. The first thing you are going to have to do is obviously hire the very best attorney that money can buy, someone that has the capacity to get you out of the tight spot you are in and give you a chance to start over, after the stress of the events that have transpired has dissipated at least to some small extent. One way to handle a murder charge is to, of course, completely deny that it happened in the first place. This can be very tricky for a lot of reasons. First and foremost, it is going to require your lawyer to be the very best there is.
This sort of thing is going to require something that is no less than a performance from the person that you have hired to handle your case. They are going to have to woo the jury, make them believe that you could not possibly have done a thing as heinous as murder. However, this can be difficult if the prosecution has a good amount of evidence that proves that you have at least something to do with the murder that occurred. At the end of the day, someone has lost their life and someone will be held accountable for that.
Hence, a better approach in this situation might be to prove that the murder was not premeditated or, better yet, understandable. Your lawyer could argue that no one would actually want to commit murder, they can argue that you are an otherwise good person who would not have resorted to murder unless it was an absolute necessity. Self defense can be argued in most cases, and in a lot of cases the passions of the person that committed the crime could very well end up being argued to the jury, and it is very possible that they could vindicate it and acknowledge that the defendant is, in fact, completely innocent or at least partially innocent.
There are a lot of ways in which a good defense lawyer can help your case. You just need to make sure that you end up hiring the right one.