Being charged with murder can immediately affect your job and your relationships. More often than not, those charged with murder are socially abandoned by friends, family, and other people that the accused holds dear. The most important thing that any murder defendant can do to secure their freedom is contacting a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Obtaining an attorney who will make your case a priority is essential to receiving the best possible legal defense available.
At Defense Attorneys Orange County, our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients who have been accused and/or charged with murder. Defense Attorneys Orange County, firm partner, has represented several high-profile murder defendants, including the highly documented “zebra murders” which has a movie currently in development and two books detailing the events of the trial. Attorney Defense Attorneys Orange County is a passionate and aggressive in the court room which has been a recipe for success for many of his clients.
Penalties for Murder
Penalties issued to murder defendants differ depending upon whether it was first-degree, capital, or second-degree murder. The following is what one can expect:
– First-degree murder
Punishable by twenty five years to life in prison.
– Second-degree murder
Punishable by fifteen years to life in prison
– Capital murder
Punishable by life without the possibility of parole or the death sentence.
Defense for Murder Charges
There are several different defenses that can be used depending upon the specific circumstances surrounding each individual case. The following are common defenses that can be used to defend murder charges:
- Self defense
- Not guilty
If you are serious about obtaining a case dismissal or not guilty verdict, it is in your best interest to obtain a case evaluation from an experienced legal professional. Our attorneys provide anyone charged or accused with murder with a free legal case evaluation that you can use to make a more informed decision.