Philadelphia Murder Defense Lawyers
Retain Our Seasoned Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you were charged with murder, this is one fight you will not want to
face alone! Your future is on the line because of the hefty penalties
associated with the violent crime of murder, especially in Pennsylvania.
At Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd, we
draw upon 40 years of combined experience within the legal field. You can rely on our commitment to pursue a reduction
or dismissal of your charges when you call on us!
We have numerous qualifications that set us apart from other firms, including:
- Experienced trial attorneys
- Member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association®
- Former prosecutorial experience
Contact us to find out what our Philadelphia criminal attorneys can do for your case.
Understanding Your Murder Charge
Whether you have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder,
or manslaughter, your sentence will be severe if convicted. That is why
you need to retain counsel from a proven criminal defense attorney in
We have, however, broken down the differences below:
First-degree murder – Murder that involves premeditation and an accompanying offense,
such as hijacking, robbery, or kidnapping. Also charged when extreme torture
Second-degree murder – Murder that is premeditated but does not involve an accompanying offense.
Manslaughter – Murder that does not have intent, premeditation, or involve an
Murder of a law enforcement officer is a special type of murder that involves
the intentional killing of a police officer in the line of duty. This
offense is punishable by life in prison in Pennsylvania.
For a prosecutor to win your case, they will need to prove beyond a reasonable
doubt that you killed another person and that you, as the defendant, did
so with malicious intent. You will need our firm's assistance as you
fight against the heavy charge that you face.
Call today for a meeting with our experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers.