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Preliminary Hearing

Attorney Blaine Jones has been successful in having homicide charges DIMISSED at the preliminary hearing stage. Not many lawyers have handled the high volume of homicide cases like Blaine Jones Law, not to mention actually having the HOMICIDE charges DISMISSED AT THE PRELIMINARY HEARING!



Blaine Jones Law has handled a siginficant number of homicide cases in Western Pennsylvania.

Have You Been Accused of Murder or Manslaughter?

The most serious criminal charge you can face is that of one involving homicide. You will need a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney who has the resources and understanding of all of the legal aspects involved in creating an effective defense. If you or someone you know is being investigated for or has been charged in a homicide case in Pittsburgh or in the surrounding areas of western Pennsylvania, we strongly urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible. By consulting with a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer at the firm, you will receive the legal support and help you need to fully understand the charges you may be facing and how to fight them.

Homicide Criminal Defense Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA

According to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, criminal homicide is defined as "intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or negligently" causing the death of another. Criminal homicide is broken down into three categories: murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. Murder is also broken down into three categories. First-degree murder is an intentional killing "by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing." Second-degree murder occurs when an individual is engaged in some other felony, such as robbery, rape, arson, or burglary. All other types of murder are labeled third-degree. Penalties for murder include prison terms of 20 to 40 years, life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Voluntary manslaughter consists of an unjustified killing occurring through provocation, the heat of passion, or through a mistake. It carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Involuntary manslaughter consists of a gross negligence or recklessness which results in another's death, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. 

Due to the serious nature of these crimes, you should have an experienced and aggressive Pittsburgh homicide attorney from our firm in your corner immediately. We will pursue every possible legal defense on your behalf.

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