Defending Against Homicide Charges
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder in Connecticut, the stakes could not be higher. Murder is a class A felony, meaning that you are subject to 25 to 60 years in prison if you are convicted. If there are aggravating conditions such as murder with commission of a felony or murder of a police officer, you could face life without the possibility of parole.
At the law office of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, our firm will carefully investigate your case to build the strongest possible defense to murder and manslaughter charges. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined trial experience defending the rights of individuals in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut.
When you need an effective legal defense to a murder charge, contact our firm by calling 203-371-1000. We offer a free initial consultation.
Types Of Murder Charges
Whatever the circumstances of the alleged offense, you could face extremely serious consequences. Examples of homicide/murder charges include:
- Murder — Class A felony
- Arson murder — Class A felony
- Manslaughter in the first degree — Class B felony (murder without prior intention to kill or create a deadly situation)
- Manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle — Class C felony (causing a fatal accident while under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
- Criminally negligent homicide: Class A misdemeanor (death caused by negligence)
There are defenses to murder charges, such as self-defense, accidental death, the murder was committed by someone else. Our lawyers are not afraid to challenge police reports and eyewitness testimony. Sometimes a person is not responsible for his or her actions due to mental health problems.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys For A Free Consultation
If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact us online or by calling 203-371-1000. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss any concerns that you may have and the possible costs that will likely be involved.