What Is The Heat Of The Moment Affirmative Defense In New York?

Any time you are accused of taking the life of another you are in big trouble. Sometimes the only way out of that trouble is to minimize it as much as possible.

The “heat of the moment” defense is an affirmative defense, but only in the sense that it helps you reduce the severity of a crime you’ve been accused of. We’d use it when you are accused of murder in the hopes of getting the court to agree to a manslaughter charge instead.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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