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Homicide Defense Lawyer

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Murder/Homicide Defense Lawyer

 

As an experienced homicide attorney, Robert L. Lichtenstein is known for top-quality criminal defense, skillfully and effectively defending people accused of violent crimes such as murder / homicide. Our experience allows us to handle all kinds of serious crimes, which can result in a lifetime in prison or the death penalty.
Homicide / Murder cases are extremely complex and you should have an experienced Attorney defending you. Oftentimes, criminal defense attorneys must carry out wide-ranging investigations in the fields of ballistics, DNA testing, pathology, accounting, fingerprinting, toxicology, and pharmacology. In addition, our criminal defense team boasts an understanding of rules of evidence, polygraph analysis and can explain the utilities and drawbacks of fingerprint/footprint analysis, cellular phone triangulation, voice identification and eyewitness identification.
The experienced Homicide Attorney, Robert L. Lichtenstein has helped clients who have been charged with murder and other homicide-related charges for over twenty-five years.

Murder / Homicide Charges in Virginia

 

The message to our clients that are being charged for murder / homicide and prosecutors in many such cases is: not every tragedy is a crime. Sometimes accidents happen, even if there was a murder involved. Ordinary people become entangled in situations which, from an outsider’s point of view, may appear to warrant conviction and incarceration. Even when a client has done what is alleged, the situation may simply not warrant a conviction or the criminal penalties proposed.

Murder / Homicide Defense

 

A murder defense attorney’s primary job is to defend you against a powerful, organized, well-funded government. The reason criminal defendants are innocent until proven guilty-the reason prosecutors have to prove homicide cases beyond a reasonable doubt-is because our justice system is set up with checks and balances. The primary balance against over-reaching government power is your murder attorney.
What that means for you is that we defend all clients-innocent or guilty of murder to the absolute best of our ability.
Because of our extensive criminal trial experience in defending people accused of murder, we know how to discover what evidence the prosecution has accumulated, what defenses are available, and what options you have.

First and Second Degree Murder Defined; Punishment (§ 18.2-32)

 

Murder, other than capital murder, by poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, or by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or attempt to commit, arson, rape, forcible sodomy, inanimate or animate object sexual penetration, robbery, burglary or abduction, except as provided in § 18.2-31, is murder of the first degree, punishable as a Class 2 felony.All murder other than capital murder and murder in the first degree is murder of the second degree and is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than five nor more than forty years.

What is Involuntary Manslaughter in Virginia?

 

On the other hand, involuntary manslaughter under Va. Code 18.2-36 is accidentally killing someone during an unlawful act or improperly performing a lawful act. The latter is classified as criminal negligence such as handling a firearm recklessly and another person dies. Involuntary manslaughter has the same penalties as voluntary manslaughter with a fine of $2,500 and a prison sentence up to 10 years.

Capital Murder

 

Va. Code 18.2-31 describes capital murder as a Class 1 felony where the killing of a person was willful, deliberate and premeditated. The act includes, but is not limited to, murder-for-hire, abduction, during the commission of a robbery or rape. Killing a public service official such as a fire marshal or a law enforcement officer may also receive capital murder charges. The accused may receive life in prison or a death sentence. Like first degree murder, the fine for capital murder is up to $100,000.

Contact Murder Defense Attorney Today

 

If you choose to allow our firm to represent you, we pledge to help you find your most persuasive murder defense while also giving our best as compassionate human beings to help guide you through a difficult experience and assist in presenting you with a new beginning to come. Our criminal homicide attorney, Robert L. Lichtenstein,  can help, but you must contact us soon so we can start working on your case right away.
Given the serious nature of the accusations and the serious consequences for failing to present the best defense, you need an experienced and aggressive Murder Defense Lawyer from the Law Office of Robert L. Lichtenstein on your side to ensure that you get a fair and thorough hearing and that you can explore every possible avenue of defense.

Time May Not Be On Your Side.

The longer you wait to retain a criminal trial attorney for your murder/homicide charge, the harder it can be to assemble a strong defense. Robert L. Lichtenstein is here to help you when you need it most. We can represent defendants anywhere within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Get a completely confidential and free consultation regarding your best defense options now by calling our experienced and aggressive murder defense lawyer, Robert L. Lichtenstein.

 

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Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esquire

222 North Main Street, Suite 300

Hopewell, Virginia 23860

(804) 452-5424

(804) 452-2899 (fax)

Lichlaw@hotmail.com


My Attorney for Life

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

C. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:17:27+00:00

C. Pegram

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

Kept My CDL

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

A. Gilliam

5.0
2015-07-15T17:13:08+00:00

A. Gilliam

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

Thanks.

C. Smith

5.0
2016-07-08T10:48:31+00:00

C. Smith

Awesome Customer Service

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

R. Clark

5.0
2016-07-05T13:24:28+00:00

R. Clark

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

Thanks

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

- Chelsea

5.0
2016-07-12T09:55:11+00:00

- Chelsea

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

Vindication

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause. My insurance company paid for the other vehicle, but I was given a ticket to appear in court. I had never been in trouble before, and I was extremely nervous.  Robert appeared in court with me and I was finally able to get vindication, as the accident was not my fault. Thank you so much.

S. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:24:32+00:00

S. Pegram

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause.

5 Stars!

M. Jennings

5.0
2016-07-08T10:46:24+00:00

M. Jennings

Great Character

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

J. Freeman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:45:33+00:00

J. Freeman

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

The Best.

A. Church

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:14+00:00

A. Church

Best Lawyer

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

T. Kruger

5.0
2016-07-12T09:54:16+00:00

T. Kruger

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

Wonderful Experience

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

C. Scroggins

5.0
2015-07-15T17:15:09+00:00

C. Scroggins

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

The Best!

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

G. Rodriguez

5.0
2015-07-15T17:14:07+00:00

G. Rodriguez

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

Honored

We are honored to have your represent our son!

A. Conover

5.0
2015-08-04T13:39:01+00:00

A. Conover

We are honored to have your represent our son!

Works Hard

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

S. Readmond

5.0
2016-07-08T10:44:13+00:00

S. Readmond

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

Couldn’t Be Happier

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

W. Royster

5.0
2015-07-15T17:11:44+00:00

W. Royster

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

Very Professional

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

S. Trexler

5.0
2015-07-15T17:21:09+00:00

S. Trexler

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

Great Result!

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

T. Barncroft

5.0
2015-07-15T17:07:54+00:00

T. Barncroft

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

Thank you so much!

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

C. Daughtery

5.0
2015-08-04T13:37:53+00:00

C. Daughtery

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Great Job!

W. Crusan

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:45+00:00

W. Crusan

My Future

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

E. Daugherty

5.0
2015-08-05T14:15:55+00:00

E. Daugherty

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

Great Lawyer

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

M. Taggart

5.0
2016-07-08T10:43:09+00:00

M. Taggart

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

Gracious!

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

A. Lichtman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:47:50+00:00

A. Lichtman

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!
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