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Homicide Defense in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

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Homicide allegations are the most serious accusations you can face. Your future and freedom will be seriously altered if you are convicted of taking the life of another. If you are under investigation for any type of homicide or were already charged, you need a defense attorney who has the requisite experience and legal skills to handle such a charge. We highly recommend that you turn to Wiberg Law Office, PLLC.

Facing charges for murder or manlaughter? Talk to our Portsmouth homicide defense attorney in a free consultation about your case.

Attorney Wiberg has three decades of criminal law experience that can be utilized in creating a legal strategy based on the facts and circumstances of your situation. If hired, our team will investigate all aspects of your arrest and what led up to it to determine your legal options and the best way to defend you. With so much at stake, you should only rely on a defense attorney with the type of commitment and demonstrated results that you will find at our firm.

Types of Homicide in New Hampshire

The Criminal Code in New Hampshire outlines various types of homicide.

These include:

  • Negligent homicide, which occurs when an individual is killed through negligence such as in a drunk driving accident
  • Manslaughter, the killing of another through reckless behavior brought on by an extreme emotional or mental state of disturbance
  • Attempted murder, in which you take a purposeful step towards killing another
  • Second degree murder, which involves knowingly or recklessly causing the death of another
  • First degree murder, which is purposely or knowingly causing another’s death or doing so while in the commission of another crime (such as armed robbery)
  • Capital murder, intentionally causing another’s death with aggravating factors such as in an especially cruel or depraved manner, multiple victims, killing a police officer, or victims particularly vulnerable due to age, youth, or weakness

Penalties for any type of homicide will depend on the nature of the crime, previous criminal history, and other factors relevant to the case. All homicides are considered felonies punishable by extended prison terms.

Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter

Manslaughter involves killing another person without malice aforethought. Malice aforethought refers to the reckless or extreme disregard for life or the intent to seriously kill or harm. On the other hand, murder involves killing another person with malice aforethought. Because of this, being convicted of murder generally incurs harsher penalties than a manslaughter conviction.

You Are Not Alone

In the face of any type of homicide accusation, you are innocent until proven guilty. You can rely on the commitment of our Portsmouth homicide defense attorney and our legal team to explore every option available to you and to leave no stone unturned in building your defense. These are complex cases involving extensive investigation and analysis of evidence. Wiberg Law Office, PLLC has the skills, resources, and knowledge base that can make a difference in the outcome of your case.

Don't face homicide charges alone. Contact us at (603) 413-3080 to talk to Attorney Wiberg today. You can also fill out our online contact form.

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