A person commits the offense of Murder in the First Degree if he or she knowingly causes the death of another person after deliberation upon the matter.
The offense of Murder in the First Degree is an A Felony, and, if a person is eighteen years of age or older at the time of the offense, the punishment shall be either death or imprisonment for life without eligibility for probation or parole, or release except by act of the governor. If a person has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday at the time of the commission of the offense, the punishment above is not automatically given.
Murder in the 1st Degree is a very serious charge. This is the highest murder charge in the state of Missouri. The rest of your life depends on the outcome of your case. You want to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you were recently charged with this offense. The attorneys at Miller & Hine are dedicated to provide the best possible defense to our clients, no matter what the charges against them may be. Your freedom and future are at stake. Call us today for a free consultation.