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Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014
10 Best 2014 | Client Satisfaction Award | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
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10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys
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Murder Archives

Defenses to Murder

Murder charges are extremely serious crimes that an accused can be charged with. There are several different types of Murder that an accused might face in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are also a number of Defenses that can be raised to Murder charges, but lets explore the various types of murder first. First Degree murder, second degree murder, third degree and and then voluntary and involuntary manslaughter are the various types of homicide charges that an accused might face.  Assault crimes With the exception of second degree murder, the various types of murder are frequently determined by the specific intent that an accused possessed during the time of the killing. Specifically, in order for an accused to be found guilty of first degree murder, the government must prove that the accused had the intent to kill. For third degree murder, the government must prove that the accused killed with malice and voluntary manslaughter means that the Jury has found that the accused killed in the heat of passion

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