Murder in Louisiana is defined by LA. Revised Statute 14.30, the following statutes define and govern the potential sentences for:

Definition of Murder

While each of these charges have distinguishing elements, in order to be convicted of one of the above charges a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant intentionally killed a human being.

The Louisiana Legislature has categorized the charges of murder by the means and the nature of the intent.

Possible Penalties for Murder

The penalties for Murder in Louisiana are life in prison or capital punishment, for manslaughter the maximum is 40 years.

Potential Defenses to Murder

A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors. If you or a loved one are charged with one of the above statutes fill out the form below or call our office immediately so we may begin working on a defense!

Lawrence Law Firm has recently achieved results such as these for clients like you: 

Recent Case Results

  • A Call taken by Mr. Lawrence on New Year's Eve resulted in a commercially licensed driver's citation for speeding in a construction zone being reduced to a non-moving violation. Read On

  • A young man was interviewed by police after having been stabbed in the shoulder and threatened that if he spoke with police the assailant would "kill him." The victim gave the police Mr. Lawrence's client's name (referred to as Mr. S.) as the person who stabbed and threatened him. A warrant was i... Read On

  • Over 5 years before the arrest of our client (referred to by their initials EC), law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance. After speaking to a mother and daughter who state they were victims in a fight started by EC, they identified EC by name only to the officers. Officers ran the nam... Read On


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When considering attorneys, be cautious of those who guarantee outcomes not specifically stated by the law. However, at Lawrence Law Firm we guarantee you we will GUIDE you carefully through each step of the criminal justice process, ACT swiftly and proactively in executing the agreed defense plan, and SEE-THROUGH your case by communicating and updating you, without being asked, even after your case concludes. If you still have questions, we recommend filling out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you at a time convenient for you.