Houston Murder Bonds
Murder is the most serious crime on the books. Texas still applies the death penalty to capital murder convictions, and carries out the punishment more often than any other state. If you’ve been granted bail release for any criminal homicide charge, trust Access Bonding Services to secure your Houston murder bonds.
CRIMINAL HOMICIDE CHARGES REQUIRE HOUSTON MURDER BONDS
The state of Texas defines four categories of felony criminal homicide:
- Capital Murder
- Criminally Negligent Homicide
Manslaughter is defined as “recklessly causing the death of another”, and carries a second-degree felony charge. Criminally negligent homicide is the least punitive of Texas’ criminal homicide charges, and is a state jail felony. Both manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide are appropriate charges when there is a lack of intent.
THE CRITERIA FOR CAPITAL MURDER
Like many other crimes against property or person, intent influences the level of charge and eligibility for a murder bond release. Capital murder and murder are the most serious forms of criminal homicide, both implying intent. Because capital murder carries the heaviest punitive directives, including the death penalty, a capital murder bond may be difficult and expensive to secure. To convict on capital murder, the state must prove premeditated intent beyond a reasonable doubt.
Causing the death of another while committing certain other felonies will also place you at risk of a capital murder charge. These include:
- Murder of a child under the age of 6
- Burglary, robbery and arson
- Sexual assault
- Terroristic threats
TRUST ACCESS BONDING SERVICE WHEN YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE
Homicide laws are complicated because they must balance the interests of the victim’s family and community, while avoiding prosecution of innocent defendants. The experienced professionals at Access Bonding Services understand Criminal Homicide charges, and the felony murder bonding processes in Harris and Fort Bend Counties.
At Access Bonding our goal is to provide dependable felony bail bond services when you need them most. Contact us if your life is on the line!