Murder & Manslaughter

Virginia Murder Defense Attorney Explains Murder and Manslaughter Laws, Penalties & Defenses

Virginia Murder and Manslaughter Laws Homicide is the unlawful taking of human life. Criminal homicide in Virginia is defined as Murder or Manslaughter. These are felony crimes under Virginia law and are separated into five types, listed from most serious to least serious: Capital murder, First-degree murder, Second-degree murder, Voluntary manslaughter, and Involuntary manslaughter. The […]

Fairfax Virginia Manslaughter Charges DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Client was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter under Va Code § 18.2-36.1 (penalty maximum – 10 years in prison) for allegedly driving drunk and causing a collision which resulted in the death of the other driver (initially charged as DUI after the collision, with charges later raised to Manslaughter upon Grand […]

Murder 1 REDUCED to Murder 2. Jury Trial resulted in 11 Year Jail sentence for Woman who called Police and said “I shot my husband.”

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: VA Code 18.2-32 Murder 1 indictment (penalty of 20 to life) for woman who called the Police and said that she shot and killed her husband was REDUCED to Murder 2 (penalty of 5 to 40 years) after defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence were heard. Subsequent Jury […]