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Boise, Idaho Lawyer Helping You Fight Murder Charges

Murder is one of the most serious charges a person can face. If you or someone you love has been accused, it is critical to work with a dedicated defense attorney — someone who does not hesitate to take action.

I am attorney Gerald Bublitz, and I take a forceful approach to representing people accused of murder. My goal is to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible results in Idaho state courts.

The Law on Murder in Idaho

Under Idaho law, murder (called homicide) is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being. To be considered murder, the killing must have been intentional or have involved extreme and prologue pain.

Idaho considers two degrees of murder:

  • First degree murder: This is the most serious charge. First degree murder is charged when the death allegedly involves things like poison, torture or vengeance. It is also charged when a police officer has been killed, or in other serious situations.
  • Second degree murder: All other kinds of murder are of the second degree.

The penalties for a murder conviction are serious. Every person found guilty of murder of the first degree can be punished by death or life in prison. People found guilty of second degree murder can be punished by a minimum of ten years in prison and may face a life sentence as well.


Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another without malice. I represent people accused of manslaughter, including voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter.

I am an experienced attorney who has achieved numerous case successes. Because of my strong commitment to justice, I fight hard to keep the zealous Idaho police in check and am willing to take a case all the way to a jury trial when necessary. To discuss your criminal defense options, call me anytime at 208-344-5500 or send an e-mail today.