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Let’s start by clarifying the difference between murder and manslaughter charges in New York.
Murder is defined as intentionally and unlawfully killing another person. There are two degrees of murder charges – 1st degree murder and 2nd degree murder. To prove 1st degree murder, prosecutors must establish the defendant acted with premeditation and a motive. 2nd degree murder does not require premeditation but does require intent to kill.
Manslaughter involves causing the death of another person recklessly or negligently, without intent. There are also two types – 1st degree manslaughter (intentional but not premeditated killing) and 2nd degree manslaughter (reckless killing).
The penalties for homicide charges vary drastically depending on the degree. 1st degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in prison without parole. 2nd degree murder carries a sentence of 15-25 years to life. Manslaughter sentences range from 5-25 years.
With so much at stake, having an attorney who deeply understands these distinctions is critical.
Homicide investigations involve extensive evidence gathering by police and prosecutors. Some of the evidence they may rely on includes:
An experienced criminal defense lawyer will thoroughly analyze all the evidence, watch out for procedural mistakes by police, and challenge any questionable evidence.
Some potential defenses that a skilled lawyer may use in fighting Staten Island murder or manslaughter charges include:
If you’ve been arrested for murder or manslaughter in Staten Island, here’s a basic overview of what you can expect:
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