Being arrested for a homicide is one of the most serious offenses a person may face. The charged person, if convicted, could spend decades or a lifetime in prison. If convicted of first-degree murder, the defendant could face the death penalty.
We take homicide charges as seriously as our clients. We visit clients frequently in jail. We encourage group meetings with our clients and their families. You are welcome to call your lawyer’s cell phone at any time. At the Perry Shore Weisenberger & Zemlock law firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our homicide defense lawyers put our experience to work on every homicide case.
We are certified for death penalty cases. Death penalty certification means the state has determined our attorneys have the in-depth experience required when a defendant’s life is at stake. That experience can help you no matter what level of charges you face in a homicide case.
We do our own investigation. Our lawyers do not rely on police reports and what the prosecutor tells us. We have available an experienced investigator who will go with us to the scene, talk to witnesses and review and challenge the state’s proof at every step of the criminal justice process. Our attorneys want to put our client in the best position possible for an acquittal, a dismissal or a reduction in charges.
We are effective trial lawyers. Collectively, we have tried more than 300 criminal cases. In preparing our homicide defense cases, questioning witnesses, presenting evidence, or addressing the jury, we never forget how important this case is to the defendant and the defendant’s family.