Practice Areas

Homicide

  • Intentional Homicide

  • Reckless Homicide

  • Negligent Homicide

  • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle

There is a reason why there are so many books, movies, and television shows about homicide — defending a homicide case is the ultimate challenge for a defense lawyer. Defense of a homicide takes the full range of legal skills and talents, an exceptional amount of drive, and careful judgment. Experience — and a track record of success — can make the difference between a bad outcome and a positive one. 

Homicide cases present special challenges for many reasons. The stakes in homicide cases are as high as they get.  Homicides can involve the widest range of evidence – crime-scene evidence like DNA, fingerprints, tool and die-mark evidence (sometimes mistakenly called “ballistics” evidence); medical evidence about the cause of death; shooting reconstruction evidence, alibi evidence, eyewitness identifications, evidence of motive, psychiatric evaluations – and thus require a very broad range of knowledge about the rules of evidence and the science behind police investigations.  Homicide cases also attract the most attention from the media and the public, which can influence how cases are resolved or tried. And homicide cases may involve a wide range of defenses that are not common in other areas of criminal law, including self-defense, alibi, and insanity.

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