New York Murder
Advice from New York Murder lawyer
Any New York District Attorney or New York Law enforcement official keeps tabs on the Murder number for their city or county. It is one of the gold standards to determine the safety of that jurisdiction. To that end, there is high level of both enforcement and Criminal Prosecution in Homicide Cases. This brings an even greater need for a skilled New York Murder Lawyer if you or a loved one has been charged with Murder, Manslaughter or another type of Homicide. Below, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has complied information about the different types of Homicide Crimes, which include definitions, procedure and defenses.
Any New York Murder Lawyer will tell you that Section 125.00 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law covers Homicide. This section also includes Murder, Manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide along with illegal abortion. Any New York Criminal Lawyer will tell you that a Homicide in New York is defined as behavior that causes the illegal death of a person or an unborn child. There are many different factors that are considered before bringing a murder charge. One aspect that is considered what was the intent of the person who is charged with the homicide. In other words, what was the mindset or state of mind of the person at the time he allegedly committed the crime? Was it premeditated or planned? Was the crime committed as a result of being reckless? Was the crime committed in the heat of passion? Was the alleged crime committed in blatant disregard of a known risk? When the intent issue is decided then it is clearer as to what homicide charge will be brought, if any. Below we have outlined a few of the types of homicide and the felony charge that is associated with it.
If you are charged under the homicide section of the penal law you will be charged with a felony. These felonies range from an E felony for Criminally Negligent Homicide through Murder in the first degree which is an A felony.
There are significant changes in the interpretation of the homicide law that are ongoing. For example, the crime of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree is a D Felony and occurs when a person is killed as a result of contact with a motor vehicle and the person driving the vehicle is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or was operating the motor vehicle recklessly or negligently. Now District attorneys are charging people with Murder with what would otherwise be a vehicular manslaughter charge. Specifically, your New York Homicide lawyer will tell you that the Nassau County, District Attorney is now prosecuting people for murder who would otherwise have been charged with DWI when a death occurs. Most importantly, the District Attorney has been getting convictions and this puts the defendants at risk for many more years in prison.
If you are charged with a Homicide Crime, hire an experienced and knowledgeable New York Homicide Lawyer. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has skilled New York Murder defense Attorneys who can aid you whether you been charged with Murder, Manslaughter, Attempted Murder or any other violent felony. Our Criminal Lawyers stand ready to help you. We offer a free consultation and we have convenient locations throughout New York City including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. Additionally, we have locations on Long Island in both Nassau County and Suffolk County. If you need a Criminal Defense Firm that will fight for your rights call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 800.696.9529.