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Long Island Murder Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 12, 2023)

Last Updated on: 12th October 2023, 07:55 pm

Long Island Murder Lawyer

Murder lawyers handle cases that involve killing. Homicide is the act of a human being killing another person either lawfully or unlawfully. Examples of legal homicides include when a police kill a suspect, or you kill someone during a self-defense, and in these cases the law will protect you. However, if you take part in a manslaughter or murder, you are going to answer charges of criminal homicide.

This article outlines the differences between manslaughter and murder regarding their variations. Note that in real-life criminal offenses the choice of the jury between murder and manslaughter depends on the abstract legal rules and not on the judgment about how a defendant is morally blameworthy.

What is Murder According to the Law?

Common law is from court decisions and custom and not from statutes and defines murder as an intentional killing that is unlawful that cannot be justified legally and committed with the malice aforethought. For the malice aforethought the killer could have acted out of something else and not necessarily hate or spite. It happens when a defendant intends to kill another individual without any legal excuse or justification. Malice aforethought can exist if one intentionally inflicts bodily harm that leads to the death of a victim or acts recklessly for disregarding life and cause the death of the victim.

Difference Between First And Second-Degree Murder

Currently, murder issues fall under the statute and not the common law. Look at the statutes to differentiate between the first and second-degree homicide. The law will determine the malice aforethought using the provided evidence and accusations. Rules vary from state to state to what conditions make one an intentional killer and face first-degree murder charges. If the killing is premeditated and deliberate, where the individual had time to reflect on this matter, then they face the first-degree murder allegations. You ought to realize that a defendant is innocent if they did not cause the death.

Murder Punishment

Many states set mandatory minimum sentences for any guilty party. The penalty depends on the assassination degree. First-degree assassins face a higher sentence to the second-degree killers. Defendants imprisoned for first-degree homicide are likely to face the death penalty especially in states that practice it. Nations are endorsing life imprisonment as the maximum penalty without accepting the parole.

Those facing the second-degree murder charges will have to serve a term of several years and have rights for parole. It is advisable to choose a criminal attorney to explain the legal terms in simple language and offer the necessary advice that will lessen the punishment. The advocate works on ensuring their client wins the case since they prove your innocence.

Types of Manslaughter Homicide

Manslaughter is an illegal killing that does not involve the malice aforethought. It encompasses less moral blame than even the first and second-degree murder. The law treats killing as a serious crime but the punishment given is less to those of murder cases. According to the law, manslaughter can be either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter takes place when a condition that could incite anyone provokes an individual and commits murder in the heat of passion due to the provocation. Involuntary manslaughter is unintentional homicide either from reckless conduct or criminally negligent.

Importance of an Advocate

A Long Island murder lawyer maintains privacy or privilege regarding client-attorney communications. You can safely talk to your legal representative without fears of retaliations. The criminal advocate has the responsibility of zealously representing you in the courtroom. They must, however, avoid any action that could lead to the conflict of interest. These lawyers are courtyard officials and must practice honesty to courts.

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