Homicide Lawyer

Top Long Island Homicide Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Bassett

There are no criminal charges more serious than murder or homicide.  Anyone charged with murder faces the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in prison.  Being convicted of homicide can mean the loss of your freedom and your future.

If you or someone you care about has been accused of murder, the lawyer that you choose can make all the difference.  You need someone not afraid to take on the police and the prosecution.  In order to get the best possible outcome when you or someone you love has been accused of homicide, you need to hire a top criminal defense lawyer.

Jason Bassett, Esq. is an experienced criminal defense lawyer devoted to representing the rights of those who have been charged with murder, whether in be in Suffolk County, Nassau County on Long Island, or anywhere else in New York NY.  Not only is he an experienced Long Island homicide defense lawyer, but he also has experience as a former NYC prosecutor so he knows exactly how homicide detectives and prosecutors think and how to beat them. Mr. Bassett has the experience and expertise to give anyone accused of murder the best possible defense.  If you or someone close to you has been charged with violent crimes, contact us today for a free case evaluation (631) 259-6060.

Jason was attentive, respectful and made me feel like I made the right choice in hiring him as an attorney from the start.

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Degrees of Murder or Manslaughter in New York State

Homicide is an umbrella term for various types of crimes in which one person is accused of having taken the life of another. Under the laws of New York, “homicide” is defined as causing the death of a person under circumstances constituting murder in the first degree, murder in the 2nd degree, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, or criminally negligent homicide. Criminal defense attorneys like Jason Bassett represent people who have been accused of:


Murder in the first degree – A person facing murder charges in the first degree is usually accused of having done one of the following:

Murder in the second degree – Someone facing murder charges in the second degree is most commonly alleged to have:

If you or someone you care about is facing a violent crimes/homicide charge in Suffolk County, Nassau County, or anywhere in New York City, contact top New York criminal defense lawyer Jason Bassett today for a free consultation in person or over the phone.


Criminally Negligent Homicide

Criminally Negligent Homicide — A person is accused of this crime when they cause the death of another person and they didn’t cause the death intentionally but rather they failed to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that death might occur and that failure to perceive the risk is a gross deviation from what a reasonable person would observe.

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree is when a driver unintentionally causes the death of another while intoxicated and one of the following aggravating factors:

Vehicular manslaughter in the 2nd degree is when a driver unintentionally causes the death of another while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.

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Mr Basset has shown me both compassion & care. He is easy to talk to & easy to contact. I am totally happy that contacted & hired him to represent me in present case. Very professional & gives me confidence he will fight for me. Highly recommend !!!!

Defenses to Homicide Charges in New York State

A skilled criminal attorney like Jason Bassett understands how to use any possible defense in order to secure a not guilty verdict or at least lessen to degree of the charge someone charged with homicide is facing. These defenses include:

Hiring top legal representation is important if you are facing New York homicide charges. For legal advice and legal representation contact us or call today (631) 259-6060.

He treated me with respect and did everything in his power to ensure I received my freedom. Excellent. He was able to do beyond what was desired and expected.

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Jason Bassett – Top-Rated New York Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with homicide on Long Island in New York City, you need a criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights and will do whatever it takes to get you the best possible outcome.

Jason Bassett, Esq. has the experience and skill to provide an uncompromising legal defense to clients who have been accused of homicide, murder, or manslaughter in New York State. His other practice areas include domestic violence, sex crimes, white-collar crimes, drug crimes/dwi. Contact the law firm of Criminal Attorney Jason Bassett for a consultation immediately to get the best legal defense (631) 259-6060.

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