Finding the Right Homicide Defense Attorney to Represent You

If you are facing homicide charges, make sure you have an experienced homicide defense attorney on your side.    

Homicide is a very serious criminal charge. If you have been charged with homicide or any other violent crime, expect an aggressive prosecution and harsh penalties including up to a life in prison. If you have been arrested for homicide, you need an experienced homicide defense attorney who is not afraid to fight the toughest cases.

If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges, contact the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg today to discuss the details of your case: online or by phone: 978-221-2503 (Lowell), 617-431-2701 (Belmont).

Understanding homicide charges in Massachusetts

Homicide refers to the act of one person killing another. It is a general term that is used to refer to non-criminal acts as well as the criminal act of murder. No matter the circumstances, homicide is a very serious charge with potentially life-altering consequences. A homicide defense attorney will help you understand these charges and their potential penalties. 

Homicide charges in Massachusetts include: involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, second-degree murder, and first-degree murder. 

First-degree murder convictions typically result in the harshest penalties of any homicide crime including up to a life in prison without parole. First-degree murder occurs when a person knowingly and intentionally kills another with a premeditated plan. 

Second-degree murder is used to refer to murder committed without any premeditation. Often, people talk about second-degree murder as occurring in the heat of the moment. 

Voluntary manslaughter occurs when lethal violence is inflicted upon someone without premeditation. What distinguishes voluntary manslaughter from second-degree murder is that a person charged with voluntary manslaughter can claim they were reasonably provoked to act with lethal force. 

Involuntary manslaughter tends to carry lesser penalties than other forms of homicide due to a lack of lethal intent or malice aforethought. A common example of involuntary manslaughter is vehicular homicide.

A homicide defense attorney will fight charges

Mounting an effective defense against homicide charges takes experience and careful strategy. All homicide charges are to be taken extremely seriously, but with the right homicide defense attorney on your side, it is possible to lessen your charges and achieve the most favorable outcome available. 

Some common defenses for homicide charges include: self-defense, defense of another, or defense of property; misidentification or revealing a coverup intended to protect the real perpetrator, proof that the crime did not actually occur, or proof of a lack of intent or insanity.  

Hire a homicide defense attorney today 

If you are facing homicide charges, don’t waste a moment before contacting us to schedule a free, confidential phone consultation. You need an experienced homicide defense attorney to begin working on your case right away to protect your rights and help you establish an aggressive strategy to work towards a favorable outcome.

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg are conveniently located in Lowell and Belmont, Massachusetts at the following locations:

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

97 Central St. #403

Lowell, MA 01852


The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

19A Alexander Ave.

Belmont, MA 02478




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First Degree Murder Sentencing and Penalties – FindLaw 

Massachusetts Voluntary Manslaughter Law – FindLaw