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Homicide is the most serious criminal charge one can face. These cases are some of the most challenging issues for criminal defense attorneys. You could be charged with homicide in a number of different situations, including murder, manslaughter, and illegal abortions. If you are convicted of homicide, you could face some of the harshest penalties issued by New York courts. It is imperative to say nothing and contact an experienced attorney immediately. Penichet & Alberga LLP has over 100 years of combined legal experience defending the rights of clients accused of murder or homicide. Our legal team celebrates an esteemed reputation for excellence driven by our success. If you need an effective law firm, you should contact us immediately.

Consequences of a homicide conviction

The consequences for a homicide conviction vary based on the accusation. If you are accused of one of the many crimes that fall under the term “homicide”, you should understand what you face.

Class A-I Felony:

  • Murder in the first degree
  • Aggravated murder
  • Murder in the second degree

Class B Felony:

  • Aggravated manslaughter in the first degree
  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Aggravated vehicle homicide

Class C Felony:

  • Aggravated manslaughter in the second degree
  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree
  • Aggravated criminal negligent homicide

Class D Felony:

  • Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree
  • Abortion in the first degree

Class E Felony:

  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Abortion in the second degree

Class A Misdemeanor:

  • Self-abortion in the first degree

Class B Misdemeanor:

  • Self-abortion in the second degree
  • Issuing articles to assist in illegal abortions

Potential jail time for homicide

If you are convicted of a crime that falls under the definition of “homicide”, you may face various terms of incarceration. Depending on the crime you could be subject to indeterminate or determinate sentencing. Determinate sentencing is when a person is not eligible for parole and must serve the full term before being released. Indeterminate sentencing is saved for non-violent offenders and allows for a minimum term before becoming eligible for parole. Most homicide convictions will fall under the following:

  • Class A Felony- Life
  • Class B Felony- up to 25 years
  • Class C Felony- up to 15 years
  • Class D Felony- up to 7 years
  • Class E Felony- up to 4 years

Contact an experienced Westchester County homicide defense law firm

If you are accused of a crime that is considered homicide, you need an effective legal team immediately. Say nothing. Call our firm first. Our founding attorney, Luis Andrew Penichet, was an Assistant District Attorney in the Narcotics Division of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. He has integral knowledge and experience having investigated and prosecuted complex criminal matters during his formative years. This experience benefits his criminal defense clients and has helped him achieve recognition for his achievements over 30 years of law practice. With the support of his phenomenal legal team, Attorney Penichet can assess your case, construct a strong defense, and effectively represent your interests in court. We will work to free you of these charges and protect your future. 

If you need help, call us at 914-806-6675 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation right away.