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Homicide, Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter & Manslaughter

Types of Homicide Crimes in New York

Homicide crimes are some of the most challenging cases that any New York criminal defense attorney could face. These charges can run from the most serious A-1 felonies, punishable by up to life imprisonment, to Class E felonies, punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years in prison. However, despite the level of crime, these cases are treated very seriously by prosecutors. In addition, they present a distinct challenge to lawyers; because the victim never, ever testifies in a homicide case. As a result of this unique issue, homicide cases rely on science more often and to a greater extent than other cases.

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Homicide cases, as defined in the New York Penal Law, include:

  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Aggravated Murder
  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Aggravated Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Aggravated Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • DWI Causing Death

Put the Knowledge, Experience and Skill of a Former Homicide Prosecutor to Work for You:

Senior Attorney and Principal Peter H. Tilem, Esq. spent more than 10 years as a prosecutor where he was assigned to the elite Homicide Chart where he was put in charge of investigating and prosecuting homicides. Mr. Tilem has the experience and knowledge to deal with DNA evidence, crime scene forensic investigations, blood splatter evidence and autopsy reports. In addition he has the experience to analyze reports from prosecution witnesses and to cross-examine those government witnesses.

Why Hire Tilem & Associates, PC?

Serving people throughout New York, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Tilem & Associates, PC have the experience to vigorously defend all types of homicide cases. Using forensic pathologists, accident and crime scene reconstructionists, DNA testing and private investigators, our lawyers have the expertise and knowledge to attack the prosecutor’s case. The lawyers at Tilem & Associates will investigate and assess your case and come up with an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the case. At Tilem & Associates we offer each client personalized attention and spend the time it takes to understand the client and the case.

Peter Tilem worked as a homicide prosecutor who investigated and prosecuted homicides for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Today, as a criminal defense lawyer, he represents New York clients charged with all types of crimes, including the most serious of homicide cases. Mr. Tilem has appeared on CNN, 60 Minutes and numerous other media outlets.

Tell Us Your Side of the Story Today

If you or a loved one has been accused of a homicide, contact an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer at Tilem & Associates, PC as early as possible. You can reach us online or by calling at (877) 377-8666 regarding your legal matter. You can schedule an in office consultation or speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable attorneys over the phone.