Murder

Dedicated Murder Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Jersey

There is no more serious crime in NJ or anywhere else in the nation than murder. This is a first-degree offense that means that you purposefully and knowingly took another person’s life. Regardless of your motives, if you’re being investigated for murder or have been charged with murder, your life is in jeopardy and you must immediately seek the protection of a criminal defense lawyer.

Although the death penalty has been outlawed in NJ, a guilty verdict will almost definitely result in many years of incarceration. You could be looking at 30 years of imprisonment, meaning that everyone and everything you love will be taken away from you for a significant portion of your life. You can’t afford to face this alone. You need a skilled and understanding criminal defense attorney who is willing to hear your side of the story and craft a defense that proves your innocence.

Bergen County criminal defense lawyer, Frank T. Luciano, P.C., has built a career defending clients accused of serious crimes in Hackensack, Paterson, Jersey City and several other areas of NJ for over 35 years. He is well-equipped to represent you in court when your freedom, lifestyle and everything you love are on the line.

What You Need to Know About Your New Jersey Murder Case

A person is charged with first-degree murder when he or she premeditates the killing of another human being for any reason whatsoever. This charge extends to when the actor causes enough bodily damage to a victim that he or she later dies due to the injuries. Additionally, it is also considered murder when a perpetrator of a felony kills another person while in the act of committing such crime. Even though the killing was not necessarily planned out in this scenario, an individual will still be charged with first-degree murder if the crime occurs during the perpetration or attempted perpetration of the following felonies:

The most severe murder convictions could result in a life sentence without the possibility of parole. From the initial investigation all the way through the trial, you can rely on Frank T. Luciano to be your most aggressive advocate. He will examine your case from all perspectives to have your charges reduced or to win a not guilty verdict. Even if you think you have a weak case, you owe it to yourself to consult with a skilled defense attorney to see what options you have.

  • Were you acting in self-defense?
  • Do you have an alibi?
  • Were there any other perpetrators involved?
  • Perhaps you were not in your right mind due to medication?

Frank T. Luciano Will Be the Difference in Your Case

Because you are likely not a legal expert and are facing severe penalties, you cannot afford to risk going at this alone. But you must also be very judicious in who you choose to represent you, as not all attorneys are equally prepared for a case of this serious nature. This is a decision that will go a long way in determining your future, and you can’t afford to trust it to just anyone.

Mr. Luciano is a battle-tested and proven NJ criminal defense lawyer who will stand up for your criminal rights and aggressively defend you till the end. Contact him today at 973-471-0004 for an initial consultation and to begin crafting your murder defense strategy.

Our Client Testimonials

"Mr. Luciano freed my mind of anxiety right from the start. A consummate professional. He explained all options on defense and guided me to the one I followed with excellent results. Best of all, he is reasonable. Relax and let his knowledge (the magic) work."


From a former client

"First thing I want to tell is that I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person like you and without question, the best lawyer in this world. I am very grateful for everything you did for me. I want to let you know that I'm doing good and if you ever think of coming to . . . for vacation don't forget to contact me. Thanks again Mr. Luciano and please say hello to that kind lady that answers the phone with pleasure every time I called."


From a former client with a First Degree Distribution Charge

"In my distraction focusing on my . . . trial, I failed to ask you how things went with . . . I watched and learned from you throughout that case and greatly admire the consummsate attorney that I hoped to emulate. I witnessed how very hard you worked and how you left no stone unturned. I hope the case worked out for you and your clients. If it did not (and I hope it did) it was not for lack of the effect on your part which was humbling."


From an adversary in a case where we ultimately returned a verdict of $2,069,000

"My family and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. I feel like I can live my life normally again and it feels awesome. You are truly a professional and wonderful attorney."


From a former client charged with a serious weapons offense

"At the time, I was mortified because, having only worked against you in the Prosecutor’s Office, I couldn’t picture being on the same side. Frank, I want to thank you for the pleasure of having worked with you over the past years. I have learned a great deal from you. Most importantly, I learned that cases were not always as black and white as I thought they were when I worked for the Prosecutor’s Office. You are a wonderful attorney who not only works hard, but also cares deeply about his clients. Frank, I think you are the best."


From a former investigator of a county prosecutor’s office and retired private investigator

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