Texarkana Homicide Lawyer

Bowie County Homicide Defense Attorney

When facing homicide charges in Texas, you need experienced and dedicated legal representation to protect your rights and defend your future. At Potter & Marks, PLLC, we understand the gravity of homicide allegations and the complex legal issues involved. Our team of skilled Texarkana homicide lawyers are committed to providing compassionate support and aggressive advocacy for individuals accused of homicide offenses.

Call (870) 335-3052 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a homicide lawyer near you.

Why Choose Potter & Marks, PLLC?

Extensive Experience in Homicide Defense

Potter & Marks, PLLC boasts a track record of success in handling homicide cases. With years of experience in criminal defense law, our attorneys possess the knowledge, skills, and resources to navigate even the most challenging legal situations. We understand the nuances of homicide law in Texas and are prepared to fight vigorously for our clients' rights.

Personalized Legal Strategies

We recognize that every homicide case is unique, with its own set of circumstances and complexities. That's why we take a personalized approach to each client's defense. Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their perspectives, thoroughly investigate the facts of the case, and develop tailored legal strategies aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.

Commitment to Client Advocacy

At Potter & Marks, PLLC, we are staunch advocates for our clients' rights and interests. We understand the emotional toll that homicide charges can take on individuals and their families, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate support throughout the legal process. Our attorneys are available to answer questions, address concerns, and provide guidance every step of the way.

Homicide vs Murder vs Manslaughter

Navigating the complexities of homicide charges requires a clear understanding of the different legal categories under which these offenses fall. In Texarkana, homicide, murder, and manslaughter are distinct legal terms that carry varying degrees of severity and different legal implications. Homicide encompasses any situation in which one person causes the death of another, with lawful and unlawful classifications. 

Murder involves the intentional killing of another person with malice aforethought, further categorized into first-degree and second-degree murder based on premeditation. Manslaughter, on the other hand, involves killing without malice aforethought, either through reckless conduct or in the heat of passion, with voluntary and involuntary subdivisions. 

These distinctions have significant legal implications in terms of potential penalties and defenses, with murder charges carrying the most severe consequences and manslaughter charges offering potential mitigation depending on the circumstances. Understanding these nuances is crucial for mounting an effective defense strategy tailored to the unique aspects of each case.

At Potter & Marks, PLLC, our experienced Texarkana homicide lawyers are prepared to provide the skilled legal representation needed to navigate homicide-related charges effectively. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options,

Types of Homicide Cases We Handle


Murder charges are among the most serious criminal offenses, carrying severe penalties, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty in some cases. Our attorneys are skilled in defending against murder charges and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf.


Manslaughter charges involve the unlawful killing of another person without premeditation or malice aforethought. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients facing manslaughter allegations and will explore all available legal defenses to protect your rights.

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide occurs when a person causes the death of another individual while operating a motor vehicle recklessly or negligently. Our attorneys understand the complexities of vehicular homicide cases and will fight vigorously to mitigate the consequences you face.

Capital Murder

Capital murder charges involve homicide offenses that are punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle capital murder cases and will provide the aggressive defense representation you need.

Defense Strategies for Homicide Charges

Investigating the Facts

Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged homicide, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing forensic data to uncover the truth.

Challenging Prosecution's Evidence

We meticulously review the prosecution's evidence, including witness statements, forensic reports, and physical evidence, to identify weaknesses and inconsistencies that can be exploited in your defense.

Negotiating with Prosecutors

Our Texarkana homicide attorneys engage in strategic negotiations with prosecutors to seek reduced charges or alternative sentencing options whenever possible, with the goal of achieving the most favorable outcome for our clients.

Vigorous Courtroom Advocacy

In cases that proceed to trial, our homicide lawyer provide aggressive courtroom advocacy, presenting compelling arguments and evidence to defend against the charges and protect our clients' rights.

Contact Our Texarkana Homicide Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges in Texarkana, don't hesitate to seek legal representation from Potter & Marks, PLLC. Our experienced Texas homicide attorneys are here to provide the skilled defense representation you need during this challenging time.

Schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Bowie County homicide attorneys to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.

Call (870) 335-3052 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a homicide lawyer near you.

Why Choose Potter & Marks, PLLC?

  • 10,000+ Court Appearances
    With over 10,000 court appearances and 91% satisfactory results, you can trust in our firm's ability to deliver favorable outcomes.
  • 455+ Happy Clients
    Our firm has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional legal services and achieving positive results.
  • Free Consultations
    Learn how our lawyers can help during a complimentary, confidential consultation.
  • Licensed in Both Arkansas and Texas
    Every lawyer in our office is licensed to practice in both Arkansas and Texas, ensuring that we can effectively represent clients across state lines and in diverse legal contexts.
A Legacy Since 1965

Charles A. Potter founded our firm in 1965. Since then, his sons, Joshua L. Potter and Jacob S. Potter, joined by Eric A. Marks, have continued the legacy bringing their years of professional experience in a broad range of practice areas to use for every client that comes to our firm.

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