Homicide

In California, homicide is an act that results in the death of another human being. Criminal homicide can be caused by several factors. Typically criminal homicide is due to intentional or unintentional, premeditated, reckless or careless behavior on the part of another.  Homicide in some instances is not always considered a criminal act (such as law enforcement carrying out the death penalty on a criminal or an officer killing a suspect or criminal as necessary for his or her job.)

Types of crimes involving homicide include:

  • 1st degree Murder:
    A homicide committed intentionally with premeditation or malice aforethought.
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
    The intentional killing of a human being, when the defendant had no prior intent to kill.
  • Involuntary Manslaughter:
    The unintentional killing of a human being.
  • Vehicular Manslaughter:
    A death that is unintentional and is the result of reckless driving, such as DUI.

Homicide will most likely result in a felony charge in the state of California.  Regardless of the specific crime committed, you need a strong legal defense team to protect you immediately.  Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Trent Copeland ¬†will review the circumstances of your homicide case and will discuss with you what options you have in regards to achieving a successful outcome for your homicide case.  Our attorneys will protect your rights immediately and will do whatever we can to keep you out of jail.

Southern California Criminal Defense Law Firm

It is important to retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer immediately so that they can begin investigating the charges against you, and protecting any evidence from the crime scene immediately. Our lawyers have the experience needed to defend you and your homicide case in the state of California. Your freedom is important to us.  Contact our offices today to set up an appointment with an experienced attorney to go over your homicide case.  Our attorneys look forward to providing you with exceptional legal representation.