Defense in a criminal case of murder – Art. 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine

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Defense in a criminal case of murder – Art. 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine

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The category of the most serious crimes includes crimes involving harm to human health and life. This is due to the fact that, in most cases, they cannot be compensated. Murders can be committed both with intent and without, under the influence of drugs or in a state of affect. Depending on the factors listed above and other factors, the situation of the accused under Articles 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine may worsen or improve. Our lawyers - specialists Prykhodko and Partners will make all necessary efforts to protect your interests.

Liability provided by the Criminal Code for murder

Far from all cases, murder is committed by cold-blooded people who are completely devoid of moral values. Almost everyone can take such actions, depending on the existing life circumstances. For example, it is one thing when the perpetrator has been thinking about a deliberate murder for a long time, and quite another when the murder was committed due to negligence or excess of self-defense.

The current Criminal Code of Ukraine establishes the following liability for murder:

  • Intentional murder - deprivation of liberty for a term of 7 to 15 years (Article 115 of the Criminal Code).
  • Intentional murder with mitigating circumstances (the crime was committed in a state of strong mental excitement) - restriction/deprivation of liberty for up to 5 years (Article 116 of the Criminal Code).
  • Intentional killing of a newborn child by the mother - restriction/deprivation of liberty for up to 5 years (Article 117 of the Criminal Code).
  • Intentional murder under the condition of exceeding the limits of self-defense - correctional labor, restriction/deprivation of liberty for up to 3 years (Article 118 of the Criminal Code).
  • Murder committed due to carelessness - restriction/deprivation of liberty for up to 5 years (Article 119 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Regardless of the article, Prykhodko and Partners lawyers will make the necessary efforts to identify all mitigating circumstances of the case or to prove that the suspect was not involved in the commission of the crime.

For example, questions about intent are resolved based on the existing circumstances of the committed act: the instrument and method of committing the crime, the location and nature of bodily injuries, the behavior of the victim and the suspect, etc.

Assistance of professional lawyers in cases of murder

Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners provide a full range of services in murder cases. We make petitions and statements to law enforcement agencies and the court. If necessary, we initiate inquiries and actively participate in them, protecting the interests of each of our clients.

In addition, our lawyers:

  • They ensure the lawful conduct of investigative experiments and searches.
  • Take part in court hearings in the interests of suspects/accused, victims, witnesses.
  • The necessary requests for replacement of preventive measures are made.
  • Protect clients' interests in court.
  • They file a cassation, an appeal.

Thus, our lawyers effectively work to protect the interests of each client. We will conduct a detailed review of the circumstances of the case and develop a high-quality defense strategy. Our lawyers will help stop the arbitrariness of investigative bodies at any stage of the criminal case. We have extensive practical experience in participating in similar cases. This is one of the important components of protecting the interests of our clients. Our lawyers constantly improve their qualifications and work for results.

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