What Is Your Experience in Defending Clients Charged with Violent Crimes—Including Murder and Manslaughter—in Massachusetts?
I have over 10 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. During that time, I have defended many dozens of people who were accused of committing violent crimes, up to and including manslaughter and murder…Read More
Facing Murder or Manslaughter Charges? You Need an Expert in Criminal Defense. Call Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Darren T. Griffis Now!
Legally speaking, murder, homicide, and manslaughter are legal concepts that the entertainment media can never fully interpret. What you see on TV and in movies isn’t what happens in the real world. They are far more complex to fit in a Midsomer Murders episode or a glitzy movie.
To start you off, you should know that Massachusetts murder and homicide law doesn’t change from lawyer to lawyer. However, what does change is the experience, talent, and skill among lawyers. This is the top reason why our Worcester law firm is better suited to handle your murder/homicide case.
At the Law Offices of Darren T. Griffis, we have the best trained and experienced Massachusetts murder defense lawyers. Attorney Griffis is a skilled criminal defense attorney in Worcester who has served as an Assistant Public Defender and was selected to Rising Stars. When charged with murder or homicide in Massachusetts, you need a skilled and experienced defense attorney who will stay a step ahead of the prosecutors. You need attorney Darren T. Griffis.
How Does Massachusetts Classify Homicide/Murder?
When charged with taking someone else’s life, you face grave allegations, and prosecutors will not be soft on you. Homicide laws in Massachusetts are complex, and serious. Murder is defined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 1 as the unlawful killing of another person with malice, or while committing or attempting to commit a felony.
Murder in the First Degree
It is the most serious crime and carries the maximum penalty of life imprisonment without a chance of parole (unless it involves a juvenile). It will either fall under deliberate premeditation/malice, extreme atrocity/cruelty or a felony-murder.
Murder in the Second Degree
This is a murder that does not meet any of the additional requirements of a 1st Degree Murder.
Homicide cases in Massachusetts are not limited to murder in the 1st and 2nd degree. They also include:
- First-degree murder
- Second-degree murder
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Misdemeanor and felony motor vehicle homicide
- Attempted murder
- Armed assault to murder
- Conspiracy to commit murder
Depending on the circumstances and facts of the case, the consequences are varied. That’s why you need a legal strategy, expert opinion, and a legal professional who understands exactly how the system works. Not every criminal defense lawyer can handle a case of such magnitude. Our Worcester homicide attorney has the experience, qualification, skill, and vigor to fight for you. Don’t take any chances. Give us a call right now.
Believing in You
Will My Lawyer Believe in Me?
Whatever circumstances surround your specific homicide charge, we will go out of our way to ensure all your rights are protected. Whenever a deal is on the table, we will use our experience to negotiate the charges down with the District Attorney. Through the years, we have learned how to exploit weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and may get motions to suppress specific evidence or get the charges dismissed or reduced.
We leave no stone unturned during our private investigations.
Knowledgeable Massachusetts Murder Attorney Giving Hope to Homicide Suspects
Don’t allow murder charges to ruin your life. They can take away your freedom for years or decades, force you to surrender thousands of dollars, and cause despair in the lives of the loved ones who depend on you. Don’t allow your good reputation to be destroyed. Don’t allow your life to be destroyed. You need the very best in legal representation.