Homicide and Murder
Criminal homicide charges are going to be pursued very aggressively by the prosecutor’s office. Homicide cases are also complex, with multiple hearings and stages.
Take a strong stand in your own defense if you are facing murder or manslaughter charges — obtain legal representation from criminal defense attorneys who are committed to protecting your rights and freedom every step of the way.Experience With Hundreds of Homicide Cases
Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, is a small criminal defense law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from the Allegheny County Courthouse. Our attorneys have decades of experience with criminal law, and we have handled homicide cases at all stages of the proceedings — from preliminary hearing through plea negotiations, trial, and appeals.A Death-Penalty Certified Criminal Defense Attorney
Thomas N. Farrell is a former assistant district attorney of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. He is also a former state deputy attorney general who is certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to handle capital murder cases — homicide cases in which the death penalty is a sentencing option.
Death penalty certification is formal recognition by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of an attorney’s qualifications to handle these most complex of homicide cases. To obtain such certification, the attorney must meet rigorous requirements, including a minimum number of years in criminal law practice and a minimum number of criminal trials handled.Representation Throughout Every Stage of the Proceedings
Cases involving murder or deadly assault are particularly complex. The proceedings that occur before and after the trial can be as important — if not more so — than the trial itself. At Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, we are 100 percent dedicated to fighting for our clients at every stage of the proceedings, from the pre-arrest investigation through every possible appeal in the event of a guilty verdict.Pittsburgh Homicide Defense Lawyer
If you or a family member is under investigation or has been arrested on homicide charges, get legal advice as early as possible to increase the chances of protecting your rights and your freedom.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a Pennsylvania murder charge attorney, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.
Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.