Homicides are designated as capital offenses. In principle, these are heard before the criminal chamber of the District Court. The defense of capital offenses is marked by the seriousness of the crime charged and the respective magnitude of the expected penalty. The taking of evidence often has a prominent significance and prerequisites, as a rule, an intensive involvement with the scientific areas of psychiatry, psychology and criminal forensics. The defense lawyer is often also confronted with the difficult situation of the presence of relatives of the person killed. In addition, responsible dealings with the press present in the proceeding must be found.