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Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
Your Life Is at Stake with a Murder Charge. You Need an Experienced Trial Lawyer on Your Side. Contact Us Today.

Murder Charges

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, in cases involving the Castle Doctrine or stand your ground laws.

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 today to learn more about your case and the ways in which our firm could work to defend your legal rights.

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