What Happens if You Kill Someone in Self Defense?

If you kill someone in self defense, you can still be charged with murder until you are able to prove otherwise. Contacting an experienced Long Island homicide defense attorney right away is a crucial step in clearing your name and getting your life back. Schedule a free consultation with Michaelangelo Matera today and let his 25 years of experience help to build a powerful defense against your charges.


You can absolutely be charged with murder or any other crime for that matter, for defending yourself. Being charged with a crime does not necessarily mean that you’re guilty of the crime, and that’s where having the right law firm on your side is going to come into play. We’ve been doing this for over twenty five years, and as such, we’re able to properly assess whether or not there are things such as a self-defense claim. So again, yes, the police officers can charge you with murder, but the fact that you may have been acting in self-defense is something that we would bring out on your behalf and pursue all the way up to trial if necessary.

Everyone deserves a strong legal defense when they have been accused of a crime. This is especially true when the crime is serious, like murder. We work tirelessly to undermine prosecutors’ arguments and pursue positive outcomes for our clients.

At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against criminal charges. If you kill someone in self defense, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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