Murder Charges 18 Years of Experience & Over 1,000 Cases Dismissed

Murder Charges

Former Prosecutor for Murder Charges

A murder charge is as serious as it gets. If you are accused of committing murder in Texas, you will almost certainly have to go to trial in order to have any realistic chance of avoiding serious time in prison.

At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I provide clients with aggressive defense representation of all types of murder charges, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and capital murder. I spent years at the beginning of my legal career as a prosecutor representing the state of Texas. This background provides me with unique insight into the strategies that will be used against you, as I know where to look for weaknesses in the evidence and understand what the prosecutor is thinking when building the case.

Defenses in Murder Cases

If you have been charged with murder, you will need a lawyer who not only has knowledge of appropriate defenses at hand, but also has the investigative resources to build a compelling defense. I have access to private investigators who are trained former police officers who can collect evidence, take statements and thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case. In addition, I have extensive experience trying murder cases and am a published authority on defenses to murder, such as self-defense. There are many ways to fight against this type of charge, but the key is to take action as early as possible. The prosecutor is working to build the case against you now, and you cannot afford any delay in retaining your own legal representation.

Capital Murder in Texas

If you are charged with capital murder in Texas, the State has the option to seek the death penalty. Texas is renowned worldwide for its willingness to pursue the death penalty and its effectiveness in having juries return the death penalty for people charged with capital murder. If you are charged with capital murder and the prosecutor chooses to pursue the death penalty, you are in a fight for your life. I serve clients in Sugar Land and the rest of Fort Bend County.

I am the lawyer you will want by your side. Contact me now for a confidential consultation.

Recent Case Results

  • State v. TG Case NO BILLED by Grand Jury
  • State v. TL DISMISSED
  • State v. VK DISMISSED
  • State v. WD DISMISSED
  • State v. ZP DISMISSED
  • State v. AA DISMISSED
  • State v. AE DISMISSED
  • State v. AL DISMISSED
Get Your Case Dismissed

Developing the right strategy and using my connections in the legal community, I will do my best to get your case dismissed so you can move on with your life. 

Don't Leave Your Future To Chance

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  • Available

    I make myself readily available to answer your questions and hear your concerns.

  • Committed

    I am committed to my clients, providing a comprehensive and aggressive defense.

  • Extensive Record of Success

    My firm has an extensive track record of success in criminal cases.

  • Experience

    I have five years of experience as a prosecutor for the State of Texas and over ten years of exclusive experience in criminal defense.

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