If you are facing charges of homicide, you could be looking at years to life in prison or even the death penalty. Don’t take chances with your freedom and your future. Instead, enlist the legal help of Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., a reputable criminal defense firm in New York. Our New York defense lawyers have 75+ years of collective experience and have handled numerous homicide cases. Dedicated to upholding your constitutional rights, our team will fight relentlessly on your behalf. Our innovative and skilled approach to defense has resulted in the New York Times listing us as “Among New York’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers.” In this difficult time, we will be there for you, working to secure the best possible outcome.
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Homicide refers to one human being killing another. While there are legal forms of homicide, such as a killing in self-defense, unlawful homicides are considered either murder or manslaughter and are highly punishable. Differentiating between murder and manslaughter depends on the intent of the perpetrator.
The common legal definition of murder is an intentional killing that was both unlawful (unjustifiable) and committed with malicious “aforethought.” Malicious aforethought does not necessarily mean that the perpetrator acted spitefully, but also that they inflicted severe physical harm that led to the victim’s death, or that they acted in a manner that exhibited dangerous recklessness and disregard for life that then resulted in the death of the victim. Even within the categories of murder or manslaughter, further distinctions have to be made.
In order to more effectively distinguish different types of murder or manslaughter from one another, the justice system has set different penalties in place for different types of homicide.
Types of offenses and penalties:
There are various ways that our attorneys at Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. can help you defend against a homicide charge. In order to give you your best defense we will examine certain factors that may prove your innocence or lessen the charge.
Factors such as the following may lessen your charges:
Homicide is the most serious crime you can be charged with. You could spend the rest of your life in prison if convicted, so it is important that you choose your council wisely. At Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., we understand the importance of a solid case and the seriousness of the ramifications that the client is facing. If you have been charged with a homicide, let us help you!