Being charged with an unlawful killing in Pennsylvania is arguably the most serious offense in our criminal code. The penalties if convicted include the death penalty and life imprisonment without parole. You should absolutely, positively make sure you have an attorney to walk you through this process. You need a plan to fight these charges.
Call 215-650-6500 to discuss your options or get a second opinion from attorney Stephen Stewart.
Are you unsure about which degree of murder you or your loved one is accused of committing?
In Pennsylvania, there are three degrees of murder, plus voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution’s burden of proof and the potential penalties are different for each kind of homicide.
The act of the defendant in engaging in or being an accomplice in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing, or attempting to commit robbery, rape, or deviate sexual intercourse by force or threat of force, arson, burglary or kidnapping.
Wondering what the possible sentences are if convicted of murder in Pennsylvania? The penalties vary based on the degree of murder or manslaughter, the unique facts of the case, the defendant’s prior record and life circumstances, and whether or not the conviction is the result of a trial or a plea bargain. In some cases, the sentence is mandatory. Call attorney Stephen Stewart at 215-650-6500 to discuss your particular situation.
What if my loved one or I already have an attorney? If you or your loved one has already had a court date in a murder case, a public defender, a court-appointed attorney, or another privately retained attorney will be on the case. Attorney Stephen Stewart can offer a second opinion and potentially an alternative approach to fighting the charges if you are unhappy with your current representation. Book An Appointment to discuss.