Homicide Defense Lawyer with 25 years of experience, based in Fitchburg
128 Prichard Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
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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, a former Army Ranger, defends individuals in the criminal justice system and I am a true advocate for the rights of defendants charged with homicide.

Forensic evidence

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.

For an aggressive defense, call a Fitchburg attorney who will fight for you

Call Kris Patria at 978-345-5359 or contact me online to schedule your free consultation at my Fitchburg office.


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Homicide Defense Lawyer with 25 years of experience serving Fitchburg, Ayer, Worcester, Leominster, Garner, Maynard, Concord, Lowell and Orange