Know Your Charge: Homicide

Being accused of murder in the state of Pennsylvania is a serious criminal offense that needs to be met with the steadfast legal representation of a lawyer. If you are facing allegations of this nature then you should not wait to obtain legal counsel to aid in your defense, as the accusations that have been made against you are some of the most serious in all of criminal law.

Defined as the unlawful killing of another human being, murder is assumed to involved pre-planned malice and it is this piece of the definition that sets it apart from other acts of homicide. Some of the harshest punishments in all of the U.S. are inflicted on those individuals that are convicted of murder, including extensive prison time that could likely last a lifetime.

If you have been accused of murder, whether or not the allegations are true, you need to take swift action in securing legal counsel that can be put to work for your defense.

Murder charges are the highest crimes known to man. As such, penalties for a murder conviction reflect an equally high set of consequences. Unfortunately, allegations of murder are not met kindly in the state and federal court systems.

More often than not, prosecuting attorneys, courtroom judges, and jury panelists are primed to think in favor of the idea that the defendant is guilty of the crimes for which they have been accused. Your criminal defense lawyer will have their work cut out for them as they work their way through the system to represent your case.

That being said, it is crucial to the well-being of your case - the well-being of your entire future, for that matter - to obtain the defensive skills of an attorney from our firm.

Avoid Wrongful Penalties

Although difficult, it is not impossible for a defendant on trial for murder to be found not guilty. In fact, there have been several cases in which this was the end outcome. When murder allegations are met with legal acumen and ample experience, even the toughest cases can be rivaled by the legal acumen brought to the case.

At Mack & Stephens we do just that. For more than 40 years, our team has been representing the criminally accused in the state of Pennsylvania and we don't plan to stop anytime soon. In fact, we are just getting started. The skills and experience needed to obtain a positive outcome to your case can be found right here at our firm.

We have the power to fight, the knowledge to win, and we have proven so by successfully handling thousands of cases. We all have extensive training and a through educational background that will be applied in the defense of your case, so you should not hesitate to call our firm for the help you need and deserve. Murder accusations are tough, but we are tougher.