Westchester Murder and Homicide Lawyers

In Westchester, homicide is defined as any conduct that causes the death of a person or unborn child which a female has been pregnant with for more than twenty-four weeks. The charges you face for a murder conviction are some of the most severe in the state. Prosecutors often seek maximum punishment when another person’s death is involved, but our highly skilled Westchester murder and homicide attorneys are fully prepared to fight on behalf of those charged.

At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., our Westchester legal team is committed to building the strongest defense we can for our clients, and we may be able to reduce or, in some cases, altogether eliminate any penalties you may be facing. You need experience on your side when facing the daunting prospect of murder or homicide charges, and we have worked long enough on both the prosecution and criminal defense sides of the law to know exactly what to expect and how to defend you.

Types of Murder and Homicide Charges

Many circumstances can lead to the death of another person. Depending on the case, typical murder and homicide charges in Westchester include:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Abortion in the first degree
  • Self-abortion in the first degree

Any charge can be reduced to a lesser offense, depending on the circumstances. Our experienced Westchester murder and homicide lawyers know what a strong defense requires and what will ultimately be effective in court.

Contact a Westchester Murder and Homicide Lawyer For Help

Facing charges of murder or homicide in Westchester may feel like the end of the world, but you do not have to fight against these allegations alone. These are extremely serious charges and must be proven without a doubt. The Westchester murder and homicide lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., may aggressively defend your rights and provide dependable representation throughout the entire course of your case. Contact our offices in Westchester at (914) 772-3166 today.