Homicide Defense Attorney
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Reasons To Choose Our Firm
The Philadelphia homicide defense attorneys at Krasner & Long are part of an elite group of legal professionals that are certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases. We have never had a client sit on death row, and attorney Larry Krasner has never lost a homicide trial. Our experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers have handled dozens of homicide trials and offer an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of criminal forensics, ballistic evidence, statement coercion, and misidentification.
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How to Proceed
When facing a charge of homicide in Philadelphia or the surrounding counties, it is imperative that you obtain the best attorney possible. Homicide cases in Pennsylvania are far more complex and involve a variety of elements that only an effective and experienced attorney can adequately manage. Inexperienced attorneys will not fare well against the aggressive homicide units in the various district attorneys' offices in the Commonwealth.
You Need an Experienced Philadelphia Homicide Defense Attorney
The most important factor to recognize when you are charged with homicide is that your very life is on the line. In the case of murder in the first degree in Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth can seek either life in prison or the death penalty.
In death penalty or "capital" cases, each case is broken up into two parts, the trial phase and the penalty phase. At trial, the prosecution attempts to prove to the jury that the defendant committed the crime with which he is charged. If the defendant is found guilty, the proceedings then move to the penalty phase. At the penalty phase, the government presents "aggravating" evidence to persuade the jury to impose the death penalty. The defense on the other hand presents "mitigating" evidence to persuade the jury to spare the defendant's life.
The process the defense team goes through in collecting helpful facts about the accused is referred to as "mitigation". While a defendant may never get to the penalty phase, it is important to build a mitigation defense from the very beginning. A proper mitigation defense takes several months to prepare and can involve collecting all manner of data about the defendant's life and upbringing.
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We Can Guide You through Your Case
The Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers at Krasner & Long build a defense team comprised of attorneys, investigators, and scientific experts specially tailored for each case. This approach allows us to build a strong defense and a strong mitigation simultaneously. As evidenced by our winning track record, our approach to defending homicide cases works.
To learn more about homicide trials or to discuss retaining the firm of Krasner & Long, please call us today to set up a case consultation.