New Jersey Homicide Lawyers
What is Criminal Homicide?
Under New Jersey law, criminal homicide encompasses murder, aggravated manslaughter, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. While these crimes vary greatly in severity, they are all serious offenses. A person facing accusations or charges of any type of criminal homicide should contact an attorney immediately. At Arseneault & Fassett, LLC, our attorneys have the expertise to handle complex criminal cases, including homicide.
Murder occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally kills another or kills another during the commission of certain violent crimes, including:
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Escape
Murder is the most serious homicide offense, carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison. A mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole may apply to murders committed under certain aggravating circumstances.
Aggravated manslaughter is also a serious homicide crime. It occurs when a person causes the death of another under circumstances showing reckless indifference to human life or when a person causes the death of another while resisting arrest. Aggravated manslaughter carries a sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison.
Less serious is the crime of manslaughter. It occurs when a person recklessly causes the death of another. It can also occur when a person intentionally causes the death of another in the heat of passion following sufficient provocation. A classic example of sufficient provocation would be a person catching his or her spouse in the act of adultery. Manslaughter carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison.
Vehicular homicide occurs when a person causes the death of another while recklessly operating a car or other vehicle. It carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison. If, however, a person causes a death while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and within 1,000 feet of a school, that person may face a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.
Contact our New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers
The law firm of Arseneault & Fassett, LLC in Chatham, New Jersey has experience defending against serious state and federal criminal charges. We have nearly 100 years of combined experience defending clients in the New York tri-state area.
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Jack Arseneault was a beacon of hope to my family and I at a time when my options appeared limited back in 2011. I pretty much would of been behind bars without a doubt if it wasn’t for him. Not only was he able to defend and clear me of all charges, he made sure my record was cleared. His big heart and empathetic spirit offered us emotional support as well. He went over and beyond for us, he did things he didn’t have to do. He would always make time for me and till this day, he’s just a phone call away. I thank God for bringing him into our lives and I am ETERNALLY grateful for his service. I would recommend him without any hesitation.
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Jack is not only a great lawyer, but a great man. At no point during the extremely stressful process did I feel that Jack did not genuinely care about me. I don’t think that I can adequately write a review that expresses the amount of gratitude that I feel for the work that Jack Arseneault did on my behalf.
“Mr. Roberts was able to get me on probation”I was facing severe criminal charges and motor vehicle offenses. Mr. Roberts was able to get me on probation, also lower my chargers to a lesser offense. In the motor vehicle situation I was able to get fines with no points on my license.- Raymond
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