Bexar County Murder Defense Lawyers
The lawyers at the law firm of Del Prado & Del Prado in San Antonio, Texas, have tried a number of murder cases, including numerous cases involving capital murder charges. When the ultimate penalty is at stake, Christine & Mario Del Prado are the attorneys many families in Bexar County turn to.
Del Prado & Del Prado represents people facing all types of murder charges, including:
- Intoxication manslaughter
- Deaths involving children and infants, including shaken baby syndrome
- Capital murder
Mario Del Prado is one of a handful of lawyers in San Antonio who is both Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and qualified to handle cases involving the death penalty. He also is a 2009 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College for Death Penalty Practice. Mr. Del Prado has handled murder cases both as a former prosecutor for Bexar County and as a defense attorney.
As a prosecutor, Mario Del Prado obtained the first murder conviction in Texas in a case where the body was not found. As a defense attorney, Mr. Del Prado has obtained dismissals in two capital murder trials, convictions on lesser charges in four capital murder trials and, in all of the other capital murder cases he has handled, none of his clients received the death penalty.
One of those cases involved capital murder charges against a 19-year-old mother who was accused of killing her two young children and burying them under her house. The District Attorney personally appeared on television and said that the state would vigorously seek the death penalty against this woman. However, Mr. Del Prado and his co-counsel successfully defended against the death penalty and saved her life.
Defenses in Murder Cases
Homicide cases tend to be highly technical in nature and involve testimony by experts. In the end, the juries have to decide whose experts to believe: the prosecution’s or the defense’s.
With more than 42 years of combined experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases in the San Antonio area, we have access to an extensive network of experts who are available to help us fight murder charges.
Mario Del Prado is an experienced, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Mario Del Prado is one of a handful of criminal defense lawyers in Bexar County who is both Board Certified and qualified to handle cases where the death penalty is involved.
Certified Criminal Law Specialists have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. They have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in these matters.
Only lawyers who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization have the right to say they are experts in a particular area of law.
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