Santa Clarita Murder Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyers for the Santa Clarita Valley
Murder is the most serious criminal charge an individual can face. A murder conviction may result in a lengthy prison term, life imprisonment, or even the death penalty. If charged as a capital felony, it carries the possibility of a death punishment. If a lesser charge, it may lead to 25 years to life in a state prison. These are grim consequences which require a serious and aggressive defense made on behalf of the defendant.
Serving Valencia, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country and the Santa Clarita Valley
If you or someone you know is facing a murder charge in the Santa Clarita Valley, we highly recommend that you consult with a defense attorney at our firm. Our legal team has more than 50 years of collective experience with criminal cases. We have focused on the field of criminal law for decades and have on our staff former senior Los Angeles prosecutors and a Criminal Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar. Our attorneys can provide outstanding legal service with proven results.
Murder is defined as the unlawful taking of another human life with premeditation and malice aforethought. The most serious of this charge is murder in the first degree. Other criminal homicide charges are murder in the second degree, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
Defending a murder charge can be very challenging but with an experienced and aggressive murder defense attorney, it may be possible to avoid a conviction or have the charges reduced. Premeditation and pre-planning of the act can be brought into question. Other defenses, such as self-defense may be valid. The particular defense strategy that your defense lawyer may use will depend on the unique circumstances surrounding your case. It’s important to remember that a sharp defense attorney can use various methods to uncover weaknesses in the case against you and to protect your rights.
A Santa Clarita Murder Defense Lawyer Can Help
If you are facing a murder charge, it is vital to get the help you need. Contact us for a case evaluation at our firm today!