New York and New Jersey Criminal Homicide Defense Attorneys

Among criminal charges, murder is the most serious. A murder conviction could put you behind bars anywhere from 15 years to life. If you have been arrested for or charged with criminal homicide or murder, your life is at stake. Our criminal defense attorneys have significant experience with these types of cases and will relentlessly protect your rights and work to obtain the best possible outcome.

At DiLorenzo & Rush, we have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to put forth a smart, aggressive defense against murder charges. Prior to going into private practice,one of our Bergen County homicide defense attorneys served as a legal aid lawyer in the Bronx and as a judicial clerk to a New Jersey Supreme Court Justice. We have handled thousands of cases and have hundreds of hours of trial experience. We posses the skills necessary to persuade a jury to acquit and to negotiate effective plea bargains to minimize jail time and fines. Our attorneys work in both federal and state courts.

We have significant knowledge about and experience with key aspects of handling murder trials, including:

  • Defense claims, including self-defense claims, proving self-defense, and the vehicular manslaughter defense
  • Ballistics
  • Forensics and cross-examination of medical and forensic experts

Based in Hackensack and the Bronx, our firm not only has the skills and resources to defend you in front of a jury, we also have the skills to successfully negotiate beneficial plea bargain agreements with the prosecution. There are situations where a jury trial may not be your best option. In these circumstances, we will vigorously attempt to reduce murder charges to manslaughter or a less serious charge. Our goal when plea bargaining is to minimize the time you will spend behind bars away from family, friends, and loved ones.

Contact a Bergen County Murder Defense Lawyer

Don't entrust your future to an inexperienced attorney or public defender; there is simply too much at stake. If you or a family member has been charged with murder, contact us today for a free initial consultation. With offices conveniently located in both the Bronx and Hackensack, we are just minutes away. call 201-212-4027 (New Jersey) or 718-537-9885 (New York).

Flexible appointments, including off-site and evenings are available. We charge reasonable fees and accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.