Homicide can simply be defined as the killing of another person. Homicide, despite the common confusion between the two terms, is not the same as murder. Murder is an intentional act, where as homicide is more broad in its definition. Put another way, all murders are homicide, but not all homicides are murders. If you are being investigated for, or have been charged with homicide, please contact our office right away. It is never too soon to begin building your arguments in this most serious matter.
After investigation for homicide, you may be charged with manslaughter or murder, depending on the results of the investigation. There is one law under which charges can remain as homicide, and that is criminally negligent homicide. The statute reads that -
“a person is guilty of criminally negligent homicide if they are criminally negligent and the death of another person results.”
This charge is a class E felony, and is punished by at least a year in prison. Proving criminal negligence is a difficult task, and there are many legitimate defenses for such a charge. It is important that you remember you always have rights even when you have been charged with a crime, and you should make sure to defend yourself at every turn.
Call our office at 516-242-4477 today for a free consultation. Homicide is obviously a very serious situation and you will want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney working for you in this matter. We look forward to your call.