If someone is accused of capital murder then they need the best lawyer that they can hire. Even if they have to sell everything that they own. If they win it is worth it and if they lose it doesn't matter.
A criminal defense in a capital case is very serious and only an experienced criminal defense attorney that has studied the case could possibly give any solid advice.
If he is indicted in Dallas County for capital murder, he will almost certainly be convicted of it. His only hope is probably getting a reduced offer from the DA. The court will appoint him a well-qualified defense attorney.
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It depends on other facts....
If the reason for the altercation is a robbery of dealer by buyer and buyer is found to have "intentionally" murdered the dealer during the robbery, then...pretty high...
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I see your question differently from Ms. Jaggers, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Lewis.
Capital murder is serious almost beyond measure. In many if not most capital murder cases, the defendant is on trial for his or her life. If the death penalty is not on the table, the penalty is then life in prison without parole if the defendant is convicted.
Every murder and certainly every capital murder case is different, and for that reason any evaluation other than after a face to face consultation and some investigation would be nothing but a wild, blind, guess.
If you are asking about a real life situation, whoever the defendant is needs the services of a top drawer criminal defense lawyer...not just "A" list, but "A+" list, ASAP.
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