Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, or criminally negligent homicide.
Murder can involve an intent to kill or other specific circumstances as defined by New York law. Murder charges are extremely serious and a conviction carries devastating, lifelong consequences including potential life imprisonment and lifetime post release (parole) supervision. Being convicted of murder charges can obviously result in your life being put on hold for decades. If you are facing homicide charges for murder or manslaughter, retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney can increase the likelihood that your charges are successfully defended against, reduced or dismissed.