There is really no doubt: homicide is among the most serious charges a person can face. Without exception, someone charged with a homicide needs the best possible legal representation. A successful homicide attorney must possess a unique blend of intelligence, passion, commitment, ability, and courage. In a homicide, your lawyer must be ready to do everything legally possible to prepare the most effective defense and defeat the prosecution’s case. Being a homicide lawyer is not for the timid or the tired, and I am certainly up to the task.
I am certified to accept murder cases in Massachusetts, and I have successfully represented clients accused of homicide on a private basis.
There are different types of homicide, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and motor vehicle homicide.
No matter the type of homicide case, I will take an aggressive and sophisticated approach to defending my client against the charge.
The defenses against homicide often depend on the circumstances. If somebody else committed the crime, I will acquire and present every piece of evidence proving the identity of the true suspect. If the death occurred in self-defense, I will show that the deceased person was the first-aggressor and that the client acted reasonably in the circumstances. If the death was accidental, I will squarely confront the prosecution’s argument that the death was intentional or reckless. If the incident occurred because of mental illness, I will collect all of the client’s treatment records and hire an expert to explain why the event actually occurred.