Zealous Massachusetts Homicide Defense Lawyer
Aggressively fighting homicide charges
A defendant charged with a homicide faces a lifetime of incarceration, or in some cases, death. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, and who has the experience and knowledge to succeed. Kris Patria defends individuals in the criminal justice system and I am a true advocate for the rights of defendants charged with homicide.
A homicide investigation often involves the collection and analysis of extensive scientific evidence. Because jurors tend to put substantial faith in the reliability and conclusiveness of science, forensic evidence is one of the most powerful tools in the courtroom. During my meticulous review of autopsy records, blood splatter and gun powder analyses, firearm tests, DNA reports and other hard scientific documents, I can often turn the prosecution’s evidence into a persuasive defense tactic. I am skilled at finding mistakes, inconsistencies and gaps when deposing the prosecution’s medical examiners, firearm experts, DNA specialists and fingerprint examiners. I match the state’s experts with highly educated, knowledgeable forensic scientists that tear the allegations apart.
As a seasoned attorney, I aggressively attack the government case before trial. I fight for justice in capital cases at all stages in the judicial process.
Reducing a murder charge
The prosecution must show the element of intent for a first-degree murder conviction. Disproving intent can lower the degree of the charge and minimize the sentence imposed. I strategize whether it is in my client’s best interest to request a lesser included lower degree homicide charge as an option for the jury.