Murder is essentially the most serious felony crime you can be accused of in the state of California. The consequences you could face for a murder conviction are substantial and devastating, including up to a lifetime in state prison. In many cases, it is a "capital offense" which can incur the death penalty.
Although murder is one of the worst crimes for which you can be accused, rest assured that Coimbra Law Firm has exceptional qualifications to work towards getting you an acquittal or pretrial dismissal of your murder charge(s). Our West Covina murder defense attorneys and team enlists the help of defense experts, forensic investigators, and jury consultants to put forth the best possible murder defense.
According to California violent crime laws, you can be charged with murder for the “the unlawful killing of a human being or a fetus with malice of forethought." You can be accused of committing a homicide if you allegedly killed another person (unlawfully or otherwise). Unlike manslaughter and other forms of homicide, in order to achieve a murder conviction, the prosecution must be able to prove that there was malice aforethought or an intent to kill.
Only a very experienced West Covina criminal defense attorney can help stave off the consequences associated with murder charges. Our firm has earned a reputation for our experience, aggressive representation, and effective strategies used to defeat murder charges.