Arrested for Murder and Other Homicide Charges
Homicide in New York City can be murder, first degree manslaughter, second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and first degree abortion or self-abortion. Also, homicide is defined as causing the death of a person (someone who has been born and is alive) or an unborn child a woman has been pregnant with for more than 24 weeks.
Aggravated criminally negligent homicide and aggravated manslaughter can be charged when a person causes the death of a police officer or a peace officer. Aggravated murder is more complicated and can involve the death of a police or peace officer, the death of an employee at a correctional facility or when someone over the age of 18 causes an unusually cruel death of a child under the age of 14.
There are various legal defenses to homicide, but in order to fight such a serious charge you need the services of a top New York criminal defense attorney. Contact Lisa Pelosi immediately if you have been charged with anyone’s death. She started her career as a prosecutor, but for several years she has enjoyed the opportunity of assisting clients who are facing difficult legal challenges. Lisa Pelosi understands every facet of the criminal legal system, and she will put her expertise to work on your behalf if you have been arrested for murder or homicide.