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Beverly Hills & Los Angeles Homicide Criminal Defense Lawyer

Homicide is defined as the killing of a human being by another, either directly or due to a failure to act of another. Criminal homicides include murder and manslaughter. Non-criminal homicides include killing in self-defense, legal execution of a criminal, accidents which result in a death, such as in an auto accident where no violation of law was committed. Suicide may be considered a homicide, but is rarely prosecuted. Assisting or attempting suicide, however, can be a crime.

Criminal Homicides can be classified as follows:

  • 1st Degree Criminal Homicide (Murder) - These are acts involving the death of someone where the killing was planned in advance in some manner. In addition, any felony committed that results in someone's death, even though unintended, is automatically 1st degree homicide.
  • 2nd Degree Criminal Homicide (Murder) -- These are acts involving the death of someone in the "heat of passion". These types of homicides are not planned beforehand.
  • Voluntary Manslaughter -- Manslaughter, in general, involves acts involving the death of someone without premeditation, but acting in "sudden passion".
  • Involuntary Manslaughter -- This is the crime of Criminal Negligence, it typically involves the careless use of firearms, explosives, vehicles.

Related Homicide-Murder Stories in the News:
Los Angeles Times - "Homicide Investigations Sit Idle As LAPD Detectives Hit Overtime Caps"
Court of Appeal of the State of California - "People v. Martin - San Bernardino County Murder Case"
Los Angeles Times - "Los Angeles Mother Charged with Murder in Bathtub Drowning of Son"
Los Angeles Daily News - "Valley Village, California Murder Suspect Arrested in Seattle"
Los Angeles Weekly - "The Trial for Luis Santos' Murder at San Diego State University"
Los Angeles Times - "Los Angeles Man Indicted in Rape, Torture, Murder of Anaheim Widow"
Los Angeles Times - "Los Angeles County Homicide Report"
Los Angeles Daily News - "Van Der Sloot Charged with First-Degree Murder in Lima, Peru"
Los Angeles Times - "Lakewood, California Man Arrested in 30 Year Old Murder Case"
Orange County Register - "Release Blocked for Orange County's Worst Mass Killer"
Los Angeles Times - "Orange County Man Convicted of Murder of Daughter, Keeping Body in Freezer"

If you or someone you know has been accused or charged with Homicide it is extremely important that you obtain a highly qualified Los Angeles Homicide criminal defense attorney immediately to begin the planning of your defense. A conviction for homicide can result in a lifetime sentence in a penitentiary or even the death penalty.

Law Enforcement will automatically conduct an intensive and thorough investigation following a homicide. Therefore, if charged with homicide, you will need an especially experienced attorney from the Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier. Our firm has been representing clients for homicide charges for years and have the resources and experience necessary to provide you with an exceptional defense. It takes a dedicated legal team to fight a homicide charge, and with our firm you can feel condifent that we will provide you with the highest quality defense team possible. We will conduct our own thorough investigation of the facts and study all evidence obtained against you in order to present a strong defense. Our aggressive attorneys are well-versed in a court room setting and look forward to assisting you with your case. Call us right away.

Marks and Brooklier, P.C. represents clients on state and federal crimes in all Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Fernando Valley courthouses including LAX Airport, Lancaster, Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Downtown Los Angeles, Compton, Downey, East Los Angeles, Fullerton, Glendale, Hollywood, Laguna Hills, Long Beach, Malibu, Orange, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Riverside, San Fernando, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sylmar Juvenile, Torrance, Ventura, Van Nuys, Westminster and Whittier.

Contact a Los Angeles Homicide Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of Marks & Brooklier for experienced and aggressive legal counsel.

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