Van Nuys Homicide Defense Lawyer
Murder & Manslaughter Defense in Southern California
Homicide is defined as the act of killing another human being. Homicide is not always illegal, as in cases where it is justifiable (for example, a law enforcement officer killing another in the line of duty, a person acting in self defense or when carrying out the death sentence.) When a person unlawfully causes the death of another, this is often referred to as criminal homicide.
There are two main types of criminal homicide: manslaughter and murder. These are further categorized into first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Specific criminal charges for homicide will vary depending upon the specific circumstances of the offense, and whether the accused was acting purposefully, knowingly, recklessly or negligently.
Defending Homicide Charges in Van Nuys, California
Murder and manslaughter defense is an area of practice that Van Nuys criminal defense attorney Jonathan C. Rosen takes very seriously. In these cases, a defendant’s very life may be on the line. Whether a family member has been accused of homicide or if you have been arrested, it is absolutely essential that you consul a defense lawyer as soon as possible. You need to act quickly to have the best opportunity of reaching a positive case outcome. Aggressive representation is needed before you talk to police about the incident – before you are tricked, persuaded or coerced into saying or doing anything that may be self-incriminating.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen, we represent clients throughout Southern California who are facing homicide charges, including:
- Capital Murder
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Negligent Homicide
Van Nuys Murder Defense Attorney
It is important that your attorney have the knowledge, experience and steadfast dedication necessary to defend your rights in the face of murder or manslaughter charges. You will more than likely face felony charges and if convicted may face years in state prison or possibly a lifetime in prison without the possibility of parole. You may even face the death penalty. At the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen, we have what it takes to give you the legal counsel you need in the face of these serious charges.
Contact a Van Nuys Homicide Defense Lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen today to discuss your case.