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People are often confused by the terms “homicide,” “murder,” and “manslaughter”. For example, some people think that “manslaughter” is worse than murder -- it simply sounds worse, but then if a person gets probation for manslaughter, it does not seem like the penalty fits the crime. Below, we clear up the differences between homicide, murder, and manslaughter.
Homicide refers to one human being killing another. While there are legal forms of homicide, such as a soldier killing another soldier while in battle or killing in self-defense, unlawful homicides are considered either murder or manslaughter and are highly punishable. The difference between homicide and murder and manslaughter is that homicide depends on the intent of the perpetrator.
Below are some of the degrees of homicide:
Murder is a type of homicide. 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.
Murder is based on degrees:
Manslaughter is another type of homicide and does not involve malice or aforethought. Because there is no aforethought involved, there is less moral blame than murder. It is considered less serious than murder, but the charges are still serious.
Manslaughter is categorized as “voluntary” or “involuntary”:
Manslaughter is based on degrees too:
You may have also heard about “vehicular manslaughter” -- this happens when a person dies in an auto accident because of another driver’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been charged with homicide (murder or manslaughter) our homicide lawyers are prepared to defend you. Call (646) 681-5997 for a free consultation.
There are various ways that our murder defense lawyers in New York 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 NYC criminal lawyer 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 a New York homicide attorney backed by years of experience help you!