Homicide Charges Require a Top New York Defense Attorney on Your Side
HOMICIDE is the killing of a human being by another human being. Homicide is often confused with murder, but homicide has a broader scope that murder. All forms of homicide may not constitute criminal acts and can be considered excusable or justified. For example, some acts of homicide are considered justified if it is a part of necessary self-defense. The intent of the homicide actions is highly considered in order to determine its classification as murder or manslaughter. If you are under suspicion of, or have been arrested on homicide charges, seek legal counsel from the best NEW YORK CITY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS available.
The term “homicide” is familiar to almost everyone, but there is a bit of confusion as to whether the term applies only to murder or does it apply to manslaughter and even accidental killing. Homicide is plain and simply the “killing of another person”. There are various charges of homicide including manslaughter, which is not intentional, and murder which in many cases is intentional and even justifiable homicide. As there are several types of charges for homicide there are many defenses to these various charges of homicide, the best known being self-defense. Only an experienced New York Criminal Defense attorney can piece through the facts of your case with the results being to your best advantage. At the Bukh Law Firm we have helped many clients facing serious charges such as this with the best result.
Homicide crimes rates are still high in New York
The New York statutes define the term as follows:
§ 125.00 Homicide Defined.
The definition is pretty clearcut as an action which causes the death of a person or unborn child of a pregnancy longer than 24 weeks under a situation that would be murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, criminally negligent homicide, abortion in the first degree, or self abortion in the first degree.
Our informative pages on Manslaughter and Murder list the statutes and have case examples referring to those crimes. Below is the statute regarding criminally negligent homicide:
§125.10 Criminally Negligent Homicide
The statute merely states that a person is guilty of this crime if they are so criminally negligent that a death results. This is a Class E Felony.
The Appeals Court upheld a jury conviction of the defendant in this case for criminally negligent homicide. The defendant was driving while intoxicated, turned into oncoming traffic without signaling or stopping and collided with an oncoming motorcycle that was proceeding with the light and within the applicable speed limit with the death of the motorcyclist resulting. At trial the defendant was determined to be intoxicated at the time by testimony that his eyes were bloodshot, that he smelled of alcohol and that a blood test revealed a .13 blood alcohol level. People v. Givens, 268 A.D.2d 240
As can be seen by the case example, there is no simple case of drunk driving. If death results it becomes a homicide and that is when you need to contact a law firm with a proven track record in successfully defending clients who have been charged with felonies of this type. In New York, when you need the absolutely best criminal defense you need to call the Bukh Law Firm, anytime, 24 hours, 7 days a week at (800) 601-0207. We have the help you need.
The NEW YORK CITY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS at Bukh & Associates will be your fierce advocates throughout the criminal process. Our violent crimes team has extensive experience and will help you negotiate with the prosecution