Criminal lawyer in Reno & Northern Nevada


Jesse Kalter is a Homicide Lawyer Ready to Fight for a Client’s Freedom

Fighting murder or homicide charges is a trying process that needs an experienced homicide lawyer to get charges dismissed or reduced. Murder is the most frightening and serious legal matter any person can face. The penalties associated with a conviction could be a long prison sentence, life imprisonment, or even the death penalty. These dire consequences need the attention of a homicide lawyer that knows the law intimately.

There are many crimes that qualify as homicide in the state of Nevada including murder, manslaughter, as well as deaths caused by car accidents. The penalties for all of these crimes are severe. Judges take these cases very seriously and prosecutors seek the strongest penalties possible.

A Reno Homicide Lawyer with Experience in Charges Including:

First Degree Murder:

  • Murder 1: Someone accused of this crime has unlawfully killed another human being with premeditation, deliberation, or aforethought. Murder 1 convictions can earn an accused person the harshest punishment afforded by Nevada state law. Penalties for first degree murder conviction include the death penalty, life sentence without parole, life sentence with parole after twenty years, and twenty to fifty years. There are various defenses that are available to someone accused of murder that may result in a reduced sentence, total dismissal, or a “not guilty” verdict. These defenses are unique to each person’s case.

Second Degree Murder:

  • Murder 2: A person charged with second degree murder, or murder 2, has intentionally killed someone, but it was not planned or premeditated. The death was caused by dangerous conduct and the accused’s lack of concern for human life. If convicted this charge is punishable with life in prison with the possibility of parole after ten years or a ten to twenty-five-year prison sentence. A good homicide lawyer can get possibility of parole after ten years.

Attempted Murder:

  • Attempted Murder: Someone is liable for attempted murder if the accused specifically intended to kill someone and took a direct step towards accomplishing the murder. There is a big difference between attempted murder and aggravated assault. If it can be proven that the accused had no intention of killing the alleged victim, then the charges can be lowered. If convicted of attempted murder a person can serve a two to twenty year prison sentence.

Felony Murder:

  • Felony Murder: Someone can be accused of felony murder if they killed someone while they are committing a felony such as kidnapping, robbery, or burglary. The penalties for felony murder are the same as first degree murder.

Voluntary Manslaughter:

  • Voluntary Manslaughter: A person accused of voluntary manslaughter has unlawfully killed another human being without malice or deliberation. These are murders that occur “in the heat of the moment.” These acts of passion are caused by provocation that made the emotions irresistible. If convicted, a person can spend up to ten years in prison and/or pay fines up to $10,000.

Involuntary Manslaughter:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter: A person who has killed someone without the intent to kill can be charged with involuntary manslaughter. If convicted of this charge, a person can spend up to four years in prison and/or pay up to $5,000 in fines.

Vehicular Manslaughter:

  • Vehicular Manslaughter: If a person has killed someone unintentionally without malice or deliberation with a vehicle, then they will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. People involved in a car accident are charged with vehicular manslaughter if they were driving negligently and someone died as a result. The penalties associated with this charge, if convicted, are up to six months in prison and/or up to $1,000 in fines. Some possible defenses for vehicular manslaughter include: the driver’s driving was not the cause of death, or the person who died is more at fault for the incident.

Jesse Kalter is More Than a Murder and Homicide Lawyer

Jesse Kalter is an experienced criminal defense lawyer. His law firm has worked with all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law. He is an experienced DUI attorney, drug possession lawyer, domestic violence lawyer, and records expungement lawyer. He is also available to assist with sexual assault and lewdness charges and fraud crimes. Jesse Kalter Law has successfully gotten hundreds of cases dismissed or reduced sentences through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

Murder and Homicide Charges Need an Experienced Homicide Lawyer
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