Homicide Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal homicide charges of any degree are extremely serious. At worst, a homicide conviction could result in a lifetime spent in prison. At best, a conviction would mean having a major felony conviction that would negatively impact your future employment prospects. If you’ve been charged with homicide in any form, it is critical to find a homicide defense lawyer with the tenacity, knowledge, and decades of experience necessary to fight these charges.
New York murder or manslaughter charges require seasoned criminal defense lawyers
The New York criminal defense lawyers at Dupée & Monroe have been defending Hudson Valley residents against serious criminal charges for many years. Our seasoned homicide defense lawyers can confidently and vigorously defend you or a loved one against even the most serious of criminal charges. Contact the Goshen criminal defense lawyers at Dupée & Monroe today if you’re facing murder or manslaughter charges in Orange County or the Hudson Valley.
What is the difference between murder and manslaughter?
Homicide is a broad term that describes any killing of one person by another person. In some cases, homicide may not be a crime. With sufficient evidence and a vigorous defense, a judge may rule that a killing was justified or excusable and refuse to impose criminal penalties. A criminal homicide will be charged as either murder or manslaughter, depending on the circumstances of the killing and the killer’s mindset.
- Prosecutors will file murder charges if they believe that the killing was done intentionally, recklessly, or with a “depraved indifference to human life,” or if the killing occurred while the suspect was in the process of committing the felony of robbery, kidnapping, arson, burglary, rape, or sexual abuse.
- The suspect may face manslaughter charges if the killing wasn’t intentional but was the result of reckless or dangerous behavior.
How an experienced homicide lawyer can help
If you’re facing murder or manslaughter charges, it is of the utmost importance that you find a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to defend you against these charges. The professional and dedicated New York homicide defense attorneys at Dupée & Monroe mount a vigorous defense for their clients, beginning with a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding a crime. We will closely examine the crime scene and the evidence presented against you. We’ll search exhaustively for witnesses who can offer a contrasting perspective to that of the prosecutors or who can provide an alibi for you at the time the killing took place. We’ll also look at the circumstances of your arrest and questioning to determine whether any constitutional rights violations occurred. Contact the Goshen homicide defense lawyers at Dupée & Monroe to discuss your options after an arrest for manslaughter or murder.