Murder Defense Lawyers in Reno

More than 100+ Years of Trial Experience

Murder is the most serious crime a person could be charged with. Penalties include life imprisonment without the possibility of parole (first-degree murder), as well as other sentencing possibilities of varying length. There are many circumstances that can increase the harshness of your penalties, such as the age of the alleged victim, the circumstances of the alleged victim’s death, and other factors.

If you have been accused of murder, the Reno criminal defense lawyers at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. are prepared to defend you against the charges. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against serious charges; as your law firm, we will guide you through the entire legal process, providing skilled representation every step of the way.

Schedule a consultation with our attorneys—call (775) 284-8888 or reach us online.

Why turn to Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P.?

  • Firm founded by renowned criminal defense attorneys
  • Rated AV® Preeminent for our integrity and legal ability
  • Seasoned lawyers with a century of combined experience
  • Our services are bilingual (English and Spanish)

Serious Consequences

In Nevada, the prosecutors usually charge the crime of open murder. Open murder includes the crime of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and the lesser included crimes of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Murder in the first degree is the most serious offense and can result in the death penalty.

Thoroughly Investigating Your Case

Being charged with murder is difficult not only for the accused, but is often devastating for the accused's immediate family. It takes a considerable amount of emotional and financial resources to properly defend a murder charge. Most murder cases require the hiring of highly trained experts to assist the attorney to properly defend the charge.

At our firm, we understand the seriousness of a murder charge and the emotional and financial strain that is placed on family members. We use a team of leading experts in the fields of crime scene analysis, DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, blood spatter interpretation, firearm and ballistic analysis, psychology, and forensic pathology to achieve the best possible result. We defend those charged with murder with compassion, vigor, and dignity.

With a small caseload and vast resources, you can trust that we are investing the necessary resources into your case in order to preserve your life and freedom.

What to Do If You Are a Murder Suspect or Are Charged with Murder

If you are a suspect, do not make any statements to the police. You must refuse to talk to the police and exercise your right to remain silent. You should tell the police, "On the advice of my attorney, I will remain silent and I want my attorney present." This invocation of your right to silence and right to counsel cannot be used against you. Do not consent to any search of your person, residence, or vehicle.

An Experienced Legal Advocate

One of the firm’s founding lawyers, Attorney Thomas E. Viloria, is one of the most experienced murder defense attorneys in Nevada. He has been involved in 80+ homicide cases in his career, including 5 death penalty cases. As a result, he is among the few Reno criminal defense attorneys with unique experience handling high-stakes murder cases.

Thanks to our firm’s team approach, his insight and skill are the foundation of every murder case we defend. We are able to commit considerable legal and investigative resources to your case, fighting to clear your name and establish reasonable doubt.

If you are suspect or have been arrested on a murder charge in Nevada, contact Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. online or call (775) 284-8888 for a comprehensive consultation.