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Homicide and Penalties

Homicide matters arise when deliberate, reckless, unlawful, dangerous, or criminally negligent acts result in the death of a human being.

Examples of homicide include:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Defensive homicide
  • Culpable driving
  • Dangerous driving causing death


These matters are usually heard in the Supreme Court or County Court, and at their highest can carry a sentence of life imprisonment for some offences.

Scientific Forensic procedures, such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics (the science of projectiles and firearms) and DNA evidence have an increasingly important role in homicide proceedings.  We support our solicitors continuing professional development in order to assure they stay fully informed of all recent developments in these fields and their impact on current law and defence of these charges.

Our lawyers have acted in countless Homicide matters for over 40 years.  If you have been charged with homicide, please contact one of specialists immediately on 03 9670 6066.

24 hour service available
First 1/2 hour consultation free
Victoria Legal Aid assistance available*

*Eligibility dependant upon means & merit guidelines stipulated by Victoria Legal Aid