San Diego Homicide Defense Attorney
San Diego criminal defense law firm has record of success with homicide cases
Because there are a number of categories for homicides, prosecutors can seek conviction at a level that may not be warranted by the facts of the case. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer experienced with homicide cases will strive to ensure proper protection of the rights of someone facing a murder or other homicide charge.
Homicides are categorized by order of severity:
- Excusable homicide
- Justifiable homicide
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Second-degree murder
- First-degree murder
Excusable or justifiable homicide does not result in a conviction. An involuntary manslaughter conviction can result in up to four years in prison. Penalties for voluntary manslaughter range from probation to 11 years in prison. Depending on “special circumstances,” penalties for a murder conviction may range from probation to life imprisonment.
Criminal Defense Lawyers
The criminal defense lawyers at Ross Law Center have a strong understanding of the various levels of homicide and the special circumstances that may assist a defendant’s case. If you face a murder charge in San Diego, or are being investigated for homicide, immediately call our offices for a free initial consultation. You will want a skilled attorney experienced with homicide defense.