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Homicide is the killing of one person by another person. Charges related to homicide include first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter. Some related charges include failing to provide the necessaries of life, criminal negligence causing death, or dangerous driving causing death.
These charges are the most serious in Canadian law.
The sentence for murder is a life sentence, with a period of parole ineligibility set by the judge. The sentence for manslaughter can include a life sentence, and lengthy sentences are unsurprisingly common. Where a person is killed by the act or in some circumstances even the omission of another person, serious consequences will follow.
There are defences to homicide charges, however. In some circumstances these act as complete defences, such as self-defence, but in other circumstances they amount to a partial defence. Provocation, reducing murder to manslaughter, is one example. It is vital to choose experienced counsel to assist in navigating the complexities of the legal system for such serious charges. Misha has experience defending people charged with homicide charges, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, and related charges.
Contact our office today if you, a friend, or family member has been charged with murder, manslaughter or any other offence related to the death of another person.