The community of Harlem is dismayed after one of the community’s beloved doctors, a 60-year-old pediatrician, was discovered stabbed to death on December 23rd in Harlem park. Reports say that a person walking through the park at around 2:15 A.M. discovered the doctor near the Harlem Fire Watchtower.
Once police arrived on scene, they did a brief search and did not discover any weapons nearby. They also didn’t find any witnesses. They did, however, learn that the victim was stabbed several times and was deceased. Unfortunately, the area the pediatrician was discovered in was scattered with trash and condoms. There are also no security cameras inside the park, so police are looking to outside sources in an attempt to find surveillance video of the victim before he went to the park.
The investigation is ongoing, and so far, police have not announced any motive or potential suspects. No arrests have been made. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Can You Defend Yourself Against Murder Charges?
This recent tragedy occurred just two days before Christmas. Again, it remains unclear what the suspect’s motives were, but it’s important for the responsible person to consider their legal options before they are ultimately captured. The responsible person has the right to get fair legal representation and a fair opportunity to defend themselves against the charges they’ll inevitably face.
It is possible to defend yourself against murder charges, and there are several valid legal strategies you could use. For one, you can rely on an alibi to prove that you were somewhere else when the alleged murder occurred. Another successful defense strategy is to use reasonable doubt to your advantage. Unless police have specific forensic, video, or conclusive evidence, you may be able to create reasonable doubt as to whether you actually committed the crime or not.
Another common defense strategy is to argue that you committed the act in self-defense. You might also try to argue that there was a lack of criminal intent, and you can argue that the death was the result of an accident or negligence.
It’s also a valid strategy to pursue an improper arrest defense if you believe the authorities violated your rights during your arrest or the investigation. Of course, you could attempt to seek out a plea deal with prosecutors if you don’t feel like any other defense strategies are workable in your situation.
Use Your Constitutional Right to Legal Representation
The best way to determine which defense strategy will work best for you is to consult with a legal representative about your situation. If you can’t afford a lawyer, then you can have one appointed to you without charge as a result of your Constitutional Right to legal representation. While this option is available to all, appointed lawyers are often overworked and overwhelmed. It may be in your best interests to hire a lawyer who has the time to devote to your case.
Schedule a meeting with our best criminal defense attorneys now to learn more about how we can help.