No one can argue that a homicide case isn't serious. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to prove to the court your actions were justified. We can review your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your situation. As former prosecutors, we know the tricks and strategies frequently used by the opposition. With 20 years of experience representing individuals accused of violent crimes, we also know how to build a solid defense.
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If you or someone you love is accused of any degree of murder, or other homicide charges, you need to retain counsel immediately. Without a skilled defense attorney, you could face up to life in prison. Our attorneys are here to help you in your time of need — call now to schedule a free consultation.
What is Justifiable Homicide in California?
Justifiable homicide is an intentional, yet necessary, killing with a lack of criminal intent. If you face charges for criminal offenses like first-degree or second-degree murder, you may be able to prove to the judge and jury that your actions were not unlawful, but rather justified. However, first you must consult with an experienced defense lawyer in the area, like one from our firm.
If you manage to prove that you committed a justifiable homicide and not murder, you face no penalties within the criminal justice system. Our legal team is familiar with justifiable homicide, and we are prepared to research your case and fight for you. We are trusted lawyers defending clients in the local area from all types of violent crimes, including homicide.
Proving Justifiable Homicide
The most common form of justifiable homicide is self-defense. In order to prove that a killing was committed in self-defense, you must establish the following:
- You had reason to believe that you or someone else was in imminent danger of being killed, seriously injured, or the victim of a violent crime.
- Based on these circumstances, you had reason to believe that deadly force was the only way to prevent injury or death to yourself or someone else.
- The force you used to prevent the crime from occurring was necessary and appropriate given the circumstances.
We at David Lehr Law have extensive experience handling murder cases in the state. As a result, we rely on many different types of strategies and tactics to defend clients. After reviewing your case, we can determine if proving justifiable homicide is in your best interests. We provide competent counsel for defendants facing charges for murder and other violent crimes.
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Our firm provides a solid defense for clients accused of violent crimes like homicide in Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard. Experienced and aggressive, our legal team is prepared to work diligently to protect your rights. To schedule a free consultation, contact us by phone, or via our convenient online form above. Our office has flexible office hours, ample parking and is located near public transportation. Se habla Español.