Murder & Vehicular Homicide

Skilled Attorneys Who Know Criminal Law. Let Us Defend Your Homicide Charges.

The attorneys at Freedman, Thompson, Witt, Ceberio & Byrd, PLLC, represent clients facing all types of homicide charges, including first-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. Our team handles trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and the surrounding region.

Common Types Of Murder Charges We Handle

  • First-degree murder: An unlawful killing that is premeditated and willful.
  • Second-degree murder: An intentional but unpremeditated killing of another person.
  • Voluntary manslaughter: An intentional killing that is done when provoked, often called a “heat of passion” crime. 
  • Vehicular manslaughter – A homicide that is caused by a violation of a local or state driving law, or killing another human being while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. 

If you have been charged with homicide, were involved in a fatal car accident or an auto accident involving a serious injury, or if you are a suspect in a murder investigation, it is essential you make no statement without the advice of your lawyer. Contact our Winston-Salem offices to arrange a consultation with a member of our criminal law practice.

DWI Murder Cases — Vehicular Homicide

In North Carolina, penalties for felony death by vehicle and felony serious injury by vehicle can be severe. Regardless, our lawyers have achieved positive results for clients facing vehicular homicide charges.

  • Attorney David Freedman successfully appealed our client’s conviction of first-degree murder and sentence of life without parole in State v Jones, heard before the North Carolina Supreme Court. Our client then pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a sentence of 15 years.
  • Our client, a prominent media figure, was involved in a vehicular homicide. Our lawyers were able to avoid 2nd-degree murder charges and our client received a much lighter sentence.
  • In a Kentucky vehicular death case, the prosecutor asked for a 1st degree murder conviction. The jury came back with our attorneys’ request for conviction only on the charge of manslaughter.

How Attorney David Freedman Can Help You

If you were a driver in an accident where someone was killed or seriously injured, talk to a lawyer immediately. There may be a lengthy investigation before felony charges are filed.

We invite you to call us at 336-725-8323 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers. The attorney will evaluate your goals and resources and advise you on how to proceed.