Murder, Capital Murder & Manslaughter

Criminal homicide law is classified as murder, capital murder and manslaughter, and involves recklessly, intentionally, knowingly or negligently causing the death of another person. These are very serious charges with serious penalties and can lead to steep fines, life behind bars or even the death penalty. When you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, a strong criminal defense lawyer should be obtained immediately to protect your Constitutional Rights from being lost forever.


Penal law in Mississippi classifies unintentional homicide within the following:


Murder – Killing someone purposely, knowingly or with premeditated intent.

Manslaughter – Criminal homicide committed “recklessly” without “maliaforethought,” voluntary and    involuntary.

Capital Murder –This is the most serious type of felony and punishable by death.


The Gilliam Firm, PLLC has a strong reputation for handling challenging criminal defense cases, resulting in successful verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements. We represent people in Clinton, Mississippi, the Jackson Metro area, and the Interstate 20 (I-20) corridor who have been arrested and charged with capital murder, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, bank robbery, burglary, grand larceny, petit larceny, embezzlement, drug offenses and other crimes. Contact us immediately for representation in your criminal defense case.