Beverly Hills Homicide Defense Lawyer
Arrested & Charged with Murder in Southern California?
In the United States, murder is considered the most serious criminal charge
a person can face. Before the trial even takes place, you may already
be considered guilty in the eyes of the prosecution, the media, and the
public. In order to protect your rights and best interests, it is imperative
to obtain the experienced legal representation from a qualified criminal
As a Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney, I am a Certified Criminal
Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. With
more than four decades of experience, I have the extensive knowledge of state and federal laws regarding
violent crimes, including homicide. Let me protect your rights, reputation, and freedom today.
California recognizes two types of homicide: first degree murder and second
First degree murder is the more serious of the two since it involves premeditation,
deliberate planning, and the intent to kill. This crime is punishable
by a prison sentence ranging from 25 years to life, without the possibility
of parole. Lifetime sentences are typically given to those who commit
a first degree murder while engaging in a felony, avoiding a lawful arrest,
using a bomb or explosive device, or intending to kill another individual
for financial profit, or killing a peace officer, firefighter, prosecutor, or judge.
On the other hand, second degree murder is defined as any intentional killing
with malice aforethought, but without premeditation or planning. It is
punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 15 years to life in prison.
However, the term increases to 20 years to life if the offender killed
the victim while shooting a firearm from a vehicle. The term can also
increase to 25 years to life if the offender kills a peace officer.
Have a Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
My legal team and I can conduct our own thorough investigation, gather
critical evidence, and determine whether or not law enforcement followed
proper investigation protocol. I will take into account all unique variables
to develop an effective and relentless defense strategy.
Contact my firm and request a
confidential consultation today.