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Facing a murder or manslaughter charge is a terrifying and life-altering experience. The outcome of your case can impact your freedom, your reputation, but most importantly your life. In order to protect your rights and ensure the best possible disposition, you need an experienced and dedicated New York lawyer on your side.

Understanding New York Murder and Homicide Charges

In New York, homicide charges encompass a broad range of offenses, including manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide. However, Murder and homicide are two difference charges. A conviction for any of these charges carries harsh consequences.

The stakes are too high to leave your case to chance. It is crucial to consult a New York criminal defense lawyer without delay upon being charged with homicide.
Murder, the most serious of charges, is divided into two classifications in New York: Murder in the First Degree and Murder in the Second Degree. First-degree murder, which is defined as one person intending to kill another, and engaging in behavior that causes their death, is punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 20-25 years, while second-degree murder, which is not premeditated murder, can also carry a life in person sentence or of 1 to 25 years.

With such severe consequences on the line, it is imperative to have an experienced New York murder defense lawyer by your side to help navigate the complex legal system and fight for your freedom.

Manslaughter, a lesser homicide charge compared to murder, still carries significant penalties in New York. The state recognizes two degrees of manslaughter: manslaughter in the First Degree and manslaughter in the Second Degree. A person convicted of manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony can face 5 to 25 years imprisonment.
Manslaughter in the Second Degree,a Class “C” felony, often involves allegations of recklessness. One can face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. To reduce the possible severe penalties, it is critical to engage an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik, can help you navigate the legal system and build a solid defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom.

Criminally Negligent Homicide

Criminally negligent homicide occurs when a person causes the death of another through criminal negligence, such as carelessness, recklessness, or inattentiveness. In New York, criminally negligent homicide is classified as a Class E felony. Although it carries less severe penalties than murder or manslaughter in the 1st, a conviction can still have a significant impact on your life.

Attorney Gina M. Wicik, can help you navigate the complexities of your case and fight for the best possible outcome.


Aggravated Charges and Their Implications

Aggravated charges are more severe than regular murder, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide charges and can incur harsher penalties and longer prison sentences. Understanding the implications of aggravated charges, such as aggravated murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated criminally negligent homicide, is crucial for building a strong defense strategy in your case.

Vehicular Manslaughter and Its Consequences

Vehicular manslaughter is another serious criminal charge in New York and involves causing the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle, either through a violation of traffic laws or through operating the vehicle while intoxicated.
The potential penalties for vehicular manslaughter vary depending on the degree of the charge and can include substantial prison time and fines.

Defenses Against Murder and Manslaughter Charges

While facing a murder or manslaughter charge can be overwhelming, it is important to remember that several defenses can be used to fight these charges in New York. The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik can help you explore potential defenses such as self-defense, extreme emotional disturbance, and demonstrating a lack of intent to cause serious physical injury.
Each defense has its unique challenges and requirements, making it essential to have knowledgeable legal representation on your side.

Affirmative Defenses

Affirmative defenses, such as extreme emotional disturbance and self-defense, must be brought forward by the defendant in their case. These defenses can be used to mitigate the charges or even have them dismissed entirely. A skilled New York criminal defense lawyer can help you determine if an affirmative defense is appropriate for your case and guide you through the process of presenting it in court.

Choosing the Right New York Murder Defense Lawyer

Selecting the right criminal defense attorney for your case is crucial for achieving the best possible outcome. The right lawyer will have expertise in New York laws pertaining to these cases, proficiency in handling similar cases, and tenacity to manage the pressure associated with such serious charges.
Contact The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik for a free case evaluation at 516-253-4278.

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