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New York Homicide Attorneys

The legal team at Pappalardo & Pappalardo has years of experience in defending those charged with homicide in New York and in federal court. Depending upon your circumstances, in New York State Court, you could be facing life without parole in state prison. In the federal system, you could be facing the death penalty. You need to defend a homicide charge with the best possible legal team, one with the extensive legal experience and the successful litigation history that you need.

This is a new age – where technology and science rule the day. Today’s homicide defense attorney must be prepared to deal with difficult forensic and other issues that are beyond the province of most other attorneys. Pappalardo & Pappalardo has experience in many different areas of forensic science and crime scene reconstruction, and indeed has seen much success in these areas, including but not limited to:

  • Gunshot residue
  • Gunpowder and propellant residue
  • Gunshot residue pattern analysis
  • Blood stain pattern analysis
  • DNA analysis
  • Fingerprint evidence
  • Ballistics evidence
  • Organic chemistry
  • Crime scene reconstruction
  • Serological evidence

Moreover, in homicide and other violent crime cases in New York State, there are a number of legal defenses and other critical issues that tend to arise with regularity. We’ve defended defendants charged with murder, attempted murder, and assault for decades. We are always well-prepared to confront any evidence that a prosecutor may attempt to utilize, and to aggressively investigate all defenses that may lead to your exoneration. This includes:

  • Experience in asserting a “justification” or “self-defense” defense under New York State law
  • Experience in asserting the so-called “insanity” defense under New York State law
  • Experience in asserting a duress defense under New York State law
  • Experience challenging the testimony of forensic experts used by the prosecution

At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, we have substantial experience crafting effective defense strategies to help protect our clients’ rights when charged with a violent crime. Homicide charges include:

  • Manslaughter in the second degree (recklessly causing the death of another person, or intentionally assisting/causing someone to commit suicide)
  • Manslaughter in the first degree (intending to cause serious physical injury to a person which results in the death of that person, with at least one aggravating circumstance present)
  • Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree (violating various traffic laws – such as operating under the influence – which results in the death of another person
  • Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree (violating various traffic laws – such as operating under the influence – which results in the death of another person while also having a suspended/revoked driver’s license)
  • Criminally negligent homicide (criminal negligence resulting in the death of another person)
  • Aggravated criminally negligent homicide (criminal negligence resulting in the death of a peace officer/police officer when he or she was performing official duties)
  • Murder in the second degree (intended to cause the death of another person and causing their death)
  • Murder in the first degree (intended to cause the death of another person and causing their death, with at least one aggravating circumstance present)

Have you been charged with any type of homicide in New York or in federal court? Call Pappalardo & Pappalardo now at (914) 725-7000. Contact our New York homicide defense attorneys as soon as possible if you have been charged with or may be implicated in a homicide. Homicide charges are an extremely serious matter, and you need an experienced homicide defense lawyer to help you. From our centrally located offices near the courthouses in Westchester and New York City, we serve clients throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, or any upstate county, and in federal courts.

Contact Us Now…

phone: (914) 725-7000
fax: (914) 725-1700

Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP
700 White Plains Road, Ste 355
Scarsdale, NY 10583

24 hr emergency contact:
John - (917) 940-5556

email: info@pappalardolaw.com

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Current Cases & News

Mar 3, 2011 - Pappalardo & Pappalardo defense of former Eastchester Police Officer James Pileggi results in a hung jury. Judge Zambelli declares mistrial.
News 12 story here.

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