Top New Paltz, NY First Degree Murder Lawyers Near You

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    Belluck & Fox LLP

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • O'Connor & Partners, PLLC

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Kossover Law Offices, L.L.P.

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | New Paltz Office

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | New Paltz Office

  • Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Saugerties Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Saugerties Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Melanson Law Office, PC

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Peter M Cordovano, P.C.

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Highland Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Highland Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Zwiebel and Fairbanks, LLP

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Woodstock Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Jonathan D. Katz

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | New Paltz Office

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | New Paltz Office

  • Mainetti & Mainetti, P.C.

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    First Degree Murder Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

New Paltz First Degree Murder Information

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Are You Facing First Degree Murder Charges?

Have you been charged with first degree murder? First degree murder is a felony-level homicide, and if convicted, you could be imprisoned for years, life or face the death penalty. Contact a New Paltz attorney skilled in defending first degree murder cases to protect your legal rights.

Elements of First Degree Murder

First degree murder is the most serious charge you can get for killing another person. While the specific definition will differ by state, it typically requires premeditation and planning. Often first degree murder charges occur when the killer was lying in wait, or was committing a felony, such as rape or burglary.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with First Degree Murder Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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