Homicide is the term used to describe a situation where one person kills another. It can include intentional killings (such as murder) and unintentional killings (such as vehicular manslaughter stemming from a car accident). Regardless of intention, homicide is a criminal act in the United States, and can result in a prison sentence. If you've been charged with a homicide or think you may be charged, hire a criminal defense lawyer or homicide attorney immediately. The penalties for homicide can vary significantly depending on the nature of the charges. Attorneys from your criminal defense law firm can be present at all times that you're being questioned by investigators to ensure you don't say anything which could result in more serious charges. If you've been charged, your lawyers can also meet with prosecutors in an effort to negotiate a plea agreement, and will vigorously defend you in court.