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Homicide Crimes

Pittsburgh Homicide/Murder Lawyer - Attorney Frank Walker

Have you or a Family Member been Charged with Criminal Homicide in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

If you have been charged with the most serious type of crime, you need a qualified Pittsburgh murder defense lawyer fighting on your behalf. Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer Frank Walker has successfully defended clients charged with the different variations of Criminal Homicide:

  • Murder of the First degree - A criminal homicide constitutes murder of the first degree when the Frank Walker Law Homicide Crimes defendant acted with a specific intent to kill and the killing was done with deliberation

  • Murder of the second degree - A criminal homicide constitutes murder of the second degree when it is committed while defendant was engaged as a principal or an accomplice in the perpetration of a felony.

  • Murder of the third degree - All other kinds of murder shall be murder of the third degree. Murder of the third degree is a felony of the first degree.

  • Voluntary manslaughter - A person who kills an individual without lawful justification commits voluntary manslaughter if at the time of the killing he is acting under a sudden and intense passion resulting from serious provocation by: (1) the individual killed; or (2) another whom the actor endeavors to kill, but he negligently or accidentally causes the death of the individual killed. (b) Unreasonable belief killing justifiable.--A person who intentionally or knowingly kills an individual commits voluntary manslaughter if at the time of the killing he believes the circumstances to be such that, if they existed, would justify the killing under Chapter 5 of the PA Code (relating to general principles of justification), but his belief is unreasonable.

  • Involuntary homicide - A person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or the doing of a lawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, he causes the death of another person.

Attorney Walker's extensive experience allows him to help clients understand the legal issues surrounding each individual case and to provide each client the opportunity to be involved in his or her defense and with decisions that will have an impact on the rest of their lives. Indeed, the issues surrounding a homicide investigation are numerous and intense, thus demanding much time, attention and experience to gather all the evidence and zealously represent the client during the trial process.

Homicide Attorney Frank Walker employs sharp investigators to interview witnesses, visit the crime scene, track down records, documents, address issues of incorrect identification, jail-house snitches, self-defense and evaluate crime scene photos to ensure that your rights are defended and all facts are known.

A conviction for criminal homicide will not only affect the accused, but will also dramatically alter the life of the family members of the accused. If you or someone your love is charged with Criminal Homicide, contact Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 1-800-496-4143 or (412) 212-3878 to schedule a Consultation.

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