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Homicide Defense

Homicide charges are among the most serious charges in Vermont. A homicide conviction can result in a lifetime prison sentence. Burke Law has experience defending and trying homicide cases to a jury.

Homicide charges are among the most serious charges in Vermont. A homicide conviction can result in a lifetime prison sentence. Burke Law has experience defending and trying homicide cases to a jury. The days and weeks after a homicide charge is levied can be critical for developing an effective defense strategy.

Our team of experienced attorneys and our network of investigators can create and quickly enact a plan to gather crucial witnesses and evidence for your defense. Armed with evidence in your favor, we will guide you through the discovery process and trial with a trained focus on obtaining your best possible resolution.

At Burke Law, we guide you through every stage of the criminal process. From arraignment to disposition, our criminal defense attorneys identify the strengths of your case and zealously advocate on your behalf. If you are charged with a crime it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Homicide Defense FAQs

Homicide is one of the most serious criminal offenses in Vermont. It is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free case consultation.

Vermont law surrounding self-defense in homicide cases is complex. Self-defense is what is called an affirmative defense, meaning that it is a type of criminal defense that usually needs to be asserted once your case is already charged. There are ways to help your self-defense case (such as taking pictures of your injuries when they are fresh and seeking appropriate medical treatment for yourself). If there were any witnesses to you using self-defense in a Vermont homicide case, it may be helpful to have them give sworn statements. It is important to call an attorney right away to help you prepare your self-defense case in Vermont.

“We take a highly personalized approach to every case we fight. We believe in criminal justice and will ensure that we get you the best results possible.”
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Client Testimonials

"Jessica Burke was extremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Her hard work showed in the positive result."
"Jessica is great. She goes to bat for you with everything she has. Both she, and, Simone make every effort to make you comfortable, and explain your options and next steps. Very well priced with a great value.
"Jess is fantastic! Very up front and highly knowledgable with a strong community network behind her. Always does an outstanding job and the first consult is free!!"
"Leah Henderson is a proactive advocate for the ones who need her in action when facing the possibility of charges that can affect the rest of your lives."
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Why Burke Law?

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Experienced, Connected, and Results-Driven

Our team has decades of combined experience working within the local courts in Vermont. Our relationships with prosecutors and judges help us to make sure our clients get the best outcomes possible.

Energetic, Eager to Advocate, and Passionate About Justice

We are professionals with the experience and energy to fight for what we believe in and advocate for our clients, even if it means taking a case to trial. We’re passionate about helping our clients move forward with their lives.

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