New York Homicide Attorney

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer With Trustworthy Trial Experience

If you have been charged with murder, homicide or manslaughter in New York, choosing a criminal defense lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Surprisingly, fewer than 5 percent of all criminal defense attorneys have ever tried a homicide case. When your life, freedom and future are on the line, you need a lawyer with real experience in this area of the law.

I am New York criminal defense attorney Wilson LaFaurie, a former assistant district attorney who brings 17 years of experience to the defense of my clients. I have successfully represented individuals throughout the state who were charged with:

  • First- and second-degree murder
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Aggravated criminally negligent homicide
  • First- and second-degree manslaughter
  • First- and second-degree aggravated manslaughter
  • First- and second-degree vehicular manslaughter

In New York, murder carries a prison sentence of 15 to 25 years up to lifelong incarceration. Manslaughter carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison, and vehicular manslaughter can result in up to 15 years in prison.

Have Your Attorney Present Before Agreeing to a Police Lineup

In addition to the importance of having your lawyer present before answering any questions from the police, it is equally vital that you do not agree to appear in a police lineup without your attorney on hand.

Law enforcement may encourage eyewitnesses to falsely identify you by not including other individuals in the lineup who share any physical similarities to you. This type of tactic makes you unintentionally stand out as the most likely person for eyewitnesses to choose.

Free Consultation With an Experienced New York City Murder Defense Lawyer

Get a free initial consultation with a skilled New York homicide lawyer by calling the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at 917-817-4142, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.