Murder / Homicide

Being accused of murder or manslaughter can have severe consequences and can change your life completely, even if you are innocent of the charges.

Homicide convictions carry harsh penalties and prosecutors take these cases seriously and fight hard. You need an experienced defense attorney to guide you through the investigation and trial and make sure your side is properly represented and no important details are missed.

With nearly 40 years of legal experience, Virginia attorneys Stephen A. Dunnigan and Marc P. Messier understand how homicide charges differ depending on the facts of each individual case. Virginia. We have handled cases at all levels of the legal process and our team has the expertise to defend you, or someone you care about, against all types of charges involving:

  • Capital murder carrying the death penalty
  • First-degree murder
  • Second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Murder for hire

Our Newport News Attorneys Defend You Against Homicide Charges

We understand that your future, your life, may depend on how well we defend you. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of working with professionals with a thorough familiarity of the charges against you.