Of all of the crimes with which a person may be charged, there is none more serious than a charge of murder. When a defendant is facing homicide charges in California, the first thing that they need to do is seek the counsel of an experienced murder defense lawyer. Attempting to represent oneself is reckless and will almost certainly result in a less-than-desirable case outcome.
At the Law Office of Steve Whitworth, our homicide and murder defense attorney is prepared to sit down with you to discuss your case, the law and your legal rights, and your defense strategy today.
California Penal Code Section 187 defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.” There are various degrees of murder recognized under California law, including:
Being convicted of first-degree or second-degree murder, or even manslaughter, can have tragic consequences. In fact, while a judge in California has ruled that capital punishment is unconstitutional, a person who is convicted of murder may face life in prison. It can be decades before a convicted murder is released on parole, if ever.
In order to mitigate the most severe of sentencing–life in prison–you need a skilled defense team on your side who will work tirelessly on your behalf. Potential defense options that Attorney Steve Whitworth can help you to explore include lack of malice, lack of intent or deliberation, pure innocence (i.e. you did not commit the murder in question), self-defense or defense of others, murder as a result of an unintentional accident, or insanity. In addition to building a defense, we can also work with the prosecution to strike a plea deal if a conviction is looking like a sure thing.
If you are facing homicide charges in California, you need our murder defense lawyer on your side. The stakes are very high – work with our attorney to secure the best-case outcome possible. To schedule your consultation with the Law Office of Steve Whitworth, please call our law office at (916) 668-5970 or send us a message now. We offer free consultations.
Steve was my lawyer for a very serious felony case earlier this year. He showed up at 4am while I was in jail to brief me on how to get out. He not only got me out, but got me the best possible deal. I Was facing 15 years prison and I got 30 days house arrest. He knows his stuff and will fight for you because he cares.
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