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New York City Murder Defense Attorney

Orange County Homicide Lawyer

Anytime someone is charged with a violent crime there is a lot at stake, but a murder charge can be particularly life-­‐altering. Because these types of cases are usually highly complex, it is important that you have an experienced attorney fighting in your corner. A New York Murder Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you if you have been arrested for or charged with murder, manslaughter or homicide. We are familiar with the challenges these cases can present and will not only make sure your rights are protected, but that you have the best possible defense.

Trial Attorneys Helping Those Facing Murder Charges in NYC & Orange County

If you have been charged with murder, homicide or manslaughter in New York, you cannot afford to leave your defense in the hands of just anyone. Essentially, your life is on the line. You want and need an attorney that has handled cases involving crimes of violence before, a criminal defense lawyer that can give your case the personalized attention it deserves and mount a powerful defense.

At Whittel & Melton, our team of criminal defense lawyers frequently handles crimes involving violence, and as former prosecutors, we know how to handle murder, manslaughter and homicide cases, including charges involving:

  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Premeditated Murder
  • Multiple Homicides
  • Aggravated Manslaughter
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Murder for Hire

NYC & Orange County Homicide Defense Lawyer | 866-608-5529

In any case involving homicide, it is crucial to perform a thorough investigation into all evidence in order to establish any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. By identifying any holes or gaps, we can strengthen your case and ultimately use this to your advantage in court as well as in negotiation. By establishing a successful defense, we can work towards having your charges dropped or drastically reduced. Keep in mind there is a vast difference between being charged with first-­‐degree murder and second-­‐degree murder, and you can feel confident in knowing that we will use every ounce of resources in our power to help you achieve the best possible results.

In New York, a murder conviction carries a prison sentence of 15 to 25 years up to life. Manslaughter carries a potential sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison, and vehicular homicide can lead to 15 years behind bars.

Are You Under Investigation for Murder? Contact Us Today.

If you are under investigation for or have already been charged with murder, make sure you have your attorney present before answering any questions from law enforcement or agreeing to participate in a police lineup. Detectives have many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to their investigation tactics, and by not including other individuals that share similar physical features as you in a lineup, they may actually cause you to stand out, which could lead to eyewitnesses falsely identifying you. An Orange County Homicide Attorney at Whittel & Melton can protect your best interests and legal rights by making sure police follow proper procedures during their investigation. Don’t chance your future by delaying, contact us today online or call us toll-free at 866-608-5529.

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

We are available day and night to help you with your criminal charges. We can answer any questions you may have and make sure that you are well informed of what is going on with your case. For a free legal review of your case, contact us today online or dial is statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.

We are available to begin helping those accused of murder, manslaughter and homicide right away. We represent clients in New York City’s Five Boroughs, as well as the cities of Goshen, Newburgh, Middletown and all of Orange County.

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