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Murder, Homicide & Manslaughter

Myrtle Beach Defense Attorney for All Levels of Culpability

In South Carolina, murder is not classified by degree. Rather, it is classified by the level of culpability. Homicide is legally defined as: causing the death of another without legal justification. As such, homicide can fall into different levels of culpability and crimes with differing punishments. The state of South Carolina recognizes:

  • Murder: The unlawful killing of another with malice.
  • Manslaughter: The intentional killing of another without malice.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter: The unintentional killing of another without malice.

Defense Strategy for Murder and Manslaughter Charges

Based on the law and facts of a particular case, South Carolina recognizes several defenses to homicide charges of varying culpability:

  • Defense of self or others
  • Accident
  • Castle Doctrine – Protection of Persons and Property Act
  • Act by law enforcement
  • Not guilty by reason of insanity
  • Crime committed by a third party (someone else)

The law office of T. Kirk Truslow, P.A. is prepared to defend against any type of homicide charge you may be facing. After careful review of the events that led to your charges, Attorney Truslow will utilize the best-suited defense strategy for your case.

Immediate Representation, Including Same-Day Appointments

If you or someone you love has been, or may be, charged with murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, or reckless homicide, it is crucial to seek immediate representation. Homicide cases are vigorously investigated by law enforcement, and even if no charges have been filed, it is advisable to seek counsel as soon as possible.

Attorney Kirk Truslow has successfully handled and tried to verdict many murder cases through dedicated hard work, investigation, knowledge of the law and drawing on the use of forensic experts when / where necessary. To date, he has 27 years of professional defense experience, and he has represented thousands of clients throughout Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas.

If you are the subject of a homicide investigation, or you have already been charged with a homicide, contact T. Kirk Truslow, P.A. for a free initial consultation. The firm accepts same-day appointments and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can contact Mr. Truslow at his office at (843) 212-1116 or via the firm’s online contact form.

What Makes T. Kirk Truslow, P.A. Different?

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney T. Kirk Truslow has over two decades of criminal defense experience.

  • Track Record of Success

    Attorney T. Kirk Truslow has successfully handled thousands of cases.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    We offer free initial consultations. Call today to schedule a case review.

  • 24/7 Availability

    We are available around the clock to help those in need of legal assistance.

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Our Recent Results
  • Not Guilty Felony Driving Under the Influence (FDUI) With Death Resulting
  • Suspended Sentence. No Jail Time. Felony Driving Under the Influence (FDUI) With Death Resulting
  • Not Guilty Homicide by Child Abuse
  • Not Guilty Armed Robbery
  • Not Guilty Trafficking Cocaine
  • Not Guilty Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature
  • Not Guilty on 4 of the Armed Robberies Federal Court Trial – Armed Robbery
  • Not Guilty / 1 Year Probation Insurance Fraud
  • Not Guilty Harassment, Second Degree
  • Reversed Conviction Possession of Cocaine
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