Homicide

Homicide is arguably the most serious crime you can be charged with, and is the only crime that can result in the death penalty. We know that there are two sides to every story, and that the police do not always investigate everything as they should. If you’re facing something as serious as being charged with homicide, you need a special kind of attorney to fight for you. Our lawyers and have years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals throughout the criminal justice system. Many of our attorneys have law enforcement experience and know how a prosecutor builds their case, and knows where the weaknesses are. The stakes are too high, don’t face this alone, let us stand in your corner.

Summary of California Homicide

Penal Code Section 187 defines murder as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought means a clear intent to kill or the reckless disregard for human life. There is also another kind of murder called felony murder. Felony murder is when someone is accidentally killed while you are committing a list of certain felonies. In this situation, you don’t need an intent to kill, but can be charged with murder if you accidentally kill someone.

If you are charged with murder, call us immediately! We will work to get your charges reduced to lesser offenses, or get them dismissed altogether.