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Violent crimes are taken seriously in New York, and no crime is prosecuted more harshly than first degree murder. If you were charged with homicide, murder or manslaughter in any capacity, your rights are in jeopardy and it is crucial to get representation to protect your future. At Riebling & Payton, PLLC, we offer decades of experience to help you fight for a favorable outcome for your situation. Our Westchester County criminal defense lawyers have helped clients tell their side of the story and avoid a conviction.
Call (914) 712-6878 today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with Riebling & Payton, PLLC. We travel to New York City to meet with clients.
Typical Murder, Manslaughter and Homicide crimes charged in Westchester County, include:
- Criminally Negligent Homicide (NY PL 125.10 - E Felony)
- Aggravated Criminally Negligent Homicide (NY PL 125.11 - C Felony)
- Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree (NY PL 125.12 - D Felony)
- Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree (NY PL 125.13 - C Felony)
- Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (NY PL 125.14 - B Felony)
- Manslaughter in the Second Degree (NY PL 125.15 - C Felony)
- Manslaughter in the First Degree (NY PL 125.20 - B Felony)
- Aggravated Manslaughter in the Second Degree (NY PL 125.21 - C Felony)
- Aggravated Manslaughter in the First Degree (NY PL 125.15 - B Felony)
- Murder in the Second Degree (NY PL 125.25 - A-I Felony)
- Aggravated Murder (NY PL 125.26 - A-I Felony)
- Murder in the First Degree (NY PL 125.27 - A-I Felony)
Types of Homicide
Murder in the First Degree (NY Penal Law 125.27) takes place when a person over 18 intends to take another’s life and does so. This can also take place during the commission of crimes such as robbery, rape, or arson. It is charged as an A-1 felony and carries extremely severe penalties.
Those convicted of first degree murder could face:
- The death penalty
- Life in prison
- A prison sentence of up to 25 years
The crime differs from Murder in the Second Degree (NY Penal Law 125.25) in that the crime must not have been by accident or through recklessness. Someone charged with second degree murder could have merely been an accessory to murder, but the charges are similar and, depending on how the prosecutors and judge proceed, could have devastating consequences for your freedom.
How Riebling & Payton, PLLC Can Help
When defending against a murder or manslaughter charge, it is crucial that you are able to demonstrate whether or not you are innocent. No matter how overwhelming the evidence against you may seem, there is hope for your future.
Our team may be able to help you prove that:
- You did not commit the crime, demonstrating you were not armed, did not have grounds to do so, and are not the kind of person who would do so
- You are mentally incapacitated
- The killing was in defense of yourself or someone else
Let us help you protect yourself. Schedule your free consultation with our team today to begin planning for your defense. Our team has helped clients have their charges reduced and, in some cases, dropped altogether.
Dial (914) 712-6878 now and schedule your free consultation.