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Homicide refers to the killing of another person (it does not refer to the killing of animals.) Murder is a homicide (because a person is killed), but not all homicides are charged as murder crimes. In fact, not all homicides are punishable by law.
There are two main types of homicides: justifiable homicide (lawful) and unlawful (unjustified) homicide. One example of justifiable homicide is killing someone without malice or premeditation, in self-defense.
Murder and manslaughter both involve homicide; however, there are legal distinctions between murder and premeditated murder charges, felony murder charges, and charges of manslaughter. There is a further legal distinction between voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
First-Degree Murder is a “specific intent” crime. This means the alleged murderer planned or intended to kill. In order to prove murder in the first degree, the prosecution must prove that intent.
With respect to felony murder cases, the prosecution does not need to prove intent, only that a murder occurred during the commission of a felony crime, or the attempt to commit a crime or while fleeing a crime. Murder can also be premeditated (planned in advance), which is a First degree Crime. Murder without deliberation or premeditation can be considered Second Degree Murder.
Manslaughter crimes are considered crimes of malice – not crimes of intent. This means the person may not have intended to kill or harm another person to cause death, but their actions were reckless and ignored or disregarded the danger of their actions.
New Jersey Murder and Homicide Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of a violent crime or you are facing a charge of murder or homicide, it’s important to consult with an attorney who has handled these types of cases.
It goes without saying that a violent crime or murder charge in New Jersey could result in serious penalties and consequences including an extended jail or prison sentence. William D. Ware, Esq., is a former prosecutor who has successfully handled homicide cases and homicide trials. Mr. Ware is prepared to use his expertise to now defend you. He is an experienced criminal trial lawyer capable of handling your case whether the charges are for Murder, aggravated manslaughter, assault, robbery, hit and run, manslaughter, armed robbery or drug crimes.
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The Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq. provides legal services throughout the State of New Jersey including Morris County, Hunterdon County, Sussex County, Union County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, Warren County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Middlesex County.
Our firm takes a proactive approach from the outset and prepares as if your case may go to trial. Mr. Ware primarily focuses on the most effective strategy for your particular case.
Murder and violent crimes cases, as well as cases involving domestic violence, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault, possession of firearms or possession of guns, all require an intensive analysis of the police investigation, and expert, professional analysis of all of the defenses available.
Mr. Ware is experienced in handling all types of violent crime cases at trial level, including:
- Assault and Aggravated Assault
- Armed Robbery and Robbery
- Assault with Deadly Weapon and Gun Crimes
- Aggravated Manslaughter Eluding
- Vehicular Manslaughter / Death from Auto
- Murder and Homicide
- Felony Murder
- Resisting Arrest
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
The Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq. also handles cases involving bar fights, gang-related violent crimes, vehicular assault and DUI accident charges.
An Experienced Trial Lawyer You Can Trust to Build the Best Possible Defense
Unlike many Criminal Defense Attorneys in New Jersey, Mr. Ware has handled hundreds of violent crimes cases, including murder trials, cases involving gun crimes, and many other felony cases. As a highly skilled trial lawyer and former prosecutor, Mr. Ware knows how to effectively pursue positive results for his clients.
Again, if you or someone you love has been involved in a violent dispute resulting in injury or death, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of William D. Ware, Esq. offers the experience of a former prosecutor skilled in the complexity of assault, homicide, murder, and violent crimes cases.
For expert legal counsel and an aggressive defense, contact us today.