Homicide Charge Lawyers in New York City
You Deserve to Have an Experienced Attorney in Your Corner
No crime has higher stakes than murder. Other forms of homicide, such as
manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, also allow for the imposition
of severe prison sentences. Prosecutors almost always seek the maximum
penalty in cases alleging that a person has caused the death of another
human being. Although New York no longer has the death penalty, in certain
situations, the maximum sentence includes life imprisonment without the
possibility of parole. In almost any murder case, a person will face a
sentence of at least 25 years to life in state prison if convicted.
Because of the severity and seriousness of these charges, only the most
skilled and experienced prosecutors handle these cases. If you or a loved
one is facing a homicide charge, extremely skilled and qualified defense
counsel is required. The
Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. has handled the most serious, complex, and high-profile
criminal cases for the last 15 years.
Call a New York City Criminal Lawyer.
Mr. Bederow has vast experience in issues critical to a proper homicide
defense. He is skilled in factual investigation and assessing the strengths
and weaknesses of a prosecutor's case. He has handled cases which
have involved issues often related to homicide cases, such as self-defense,
mental health issues, and the use of expert witnesses and scientific issues
(including DNA evidence).
In one example of a successful defense in a high-profile murder case, Mr.
Bederow represented a former FBI supervisor who was indicted by the Brooklyn
District Attorney for four counts of murder under the theory that he passed
secret government information to his informant, a notorious Mafia member,
who then murdered four individuals. In a trial that attracted worldwide
attention, the defense systematically and methodically destroyed the prosecution's
case, witness by witness, through devastating cross-examination. This
culminated in the prosecution
moving to dismiss all charges in the middle of trial because their case had been eviscerated.
If you or a loved one is under investigation or has been arrested for homicide,
contact Mr. Bederow
at (212) 256-9491 in order to set up a confidential consultation.