How does Ohio Law define Homicide?

Homicide is the intentional or unintentional killing of another human being. A manslaughter charge involves negligent or accidental killing, while murder is intentional and/or premeditated.

Defense Attorney Sherman is skilled at defending against these charges:

  • Aggravated Murder
  • Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involutary Manslaughter
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Negligent Homicide
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

Depending on the circumstances of your case, several defenses may be available including offering proof that someone else committed the crime, or the killing was done in self defense, or that the murder was unintentional, or that the State’s evidence is insufficient to convict, or in the case of felony murder that the death was not caused by the commission of another crime. Additionally, there may be mitigating circumstances such that the facts only support a lesser charge.

Homicide Defense for over 45 years.

Talk to Ohio criminal defense attorney Terry Sherman, he is able to provide sophisticated and knowledgeable representation with a level of experience and advantage had by very few law firms.

We draw upon 45 years of legal experience and we are committed to pursuing a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Your choice of legal representation is critical.

  • 40 years trial experience
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004 – 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004 – 2016
  • AV Rating in Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating given in this legal peer review)
  • AVVO Rating 9.5 Superb Top Attorney – Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Lawyers


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