Have you been arrested for murder in Orange County?
There is no criminal offense that is taken quite as seriously as that of
homicide. The taking of another human life is a
violent crime that society simply does not have any tolerance for. It is important to
realize that there are two different crimes that are considered to fall
under the umbrella term of homicide: murder and
manslaughter. The criminal offense of murder is typically considered to be the more
severe of these two criminal charges.
Murder is defined under §187 in the California Penal Code as the unlawful
killing of a human with malicious and intentional forethought. This also
extends to a fetus. This differs from manslaughter in that this is not
a crime that occurs in the heat of a moment. For murder to be successfully
convicted, it must be proven that the defendant had time to "cool
down" and gave forethought to the homicide. It was something that
must be proven to be intentional - not an accident or when provoked.
Defending Against Orange County Murder Charges
Just because you have been accused does not mean that you are going to
be successfully convicted. There are many different defenses that can
be successfully utilized in an attempt to help prove your innocence and
to help you defend your legal rights. For example, it could be argued
that the act occurred out of self-defense and that you were simply acting
to protect yourself.
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, we understand what is on the
line with criminal charges relating to murder and we are fully prepared
to go the distance in our efforts to protect the legal rights of our clients.
Should you choose to work with our firm, you will be able to rest easier
knowing that we will go the distance in our efforts to defend you - no
matter whether we are looking into the problems with eyewitness misidentification
or if we are dealing with a complex issue relating to a false confession.
We know the nuances that are associated with criminal cases of this gravity
and we are prepared to provide the high-quality and aggressive defense
that is necessary. Should you choose to work with an Orange County criminal
defense attorney from our firm, you will be able to be confident knowing
that you will have an advocate on your side who is fully prepared to go
the distance for you. We know what is on the line and we know how much
is at stake. You can trust that we will fight for you.
Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. today to learn more
about your case and the ways in which our firm could work to defend your