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Homicide in Temecula

Taking another person’s life wilfully is among the most serious criminal charges there is. It is an offense of death, carrying a punishment of death or tens of years in prison. Robert E. Levy is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in the representation of people charged with murder, manslaughter or homicide.

Homicide Penalties Temecula, California

Homicide refers to the killing of a human being by another, either legally or illegally. Homicide includes both manslaughter and murder. A killing is legal if it is conducted with justification or as a defense to someone’s pending threat of being killed.

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Murder is the unjustified and unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought, according to the California Penal Code Section 187. “Malice aforethought” is the intent to illegally kill somebody. This may either be express, (for example where one pulls out a gun, points it to a person and pulls a trigger after stating that they will kill that person), or implied by actions.

Manslaughter in Temecula is defined as the illegal killing of a person without malice aforethought, according to CA Penal Code Section 192 PC. Manslaughter can be voluntary or involuntary.

  • Voluntary manslaughter in Temecula, California, under Penal Code 192(a) PC happens when an individual kills another in the heat of passion, without having planned before. An example is when one finds their spouse having sexual intercourse with someone else and reacts instantly by killing.
  • Involuntary manslaughter, under Penal Code 192(b) PC is also referred to as criminally negligent homicide, and it occurs when the death of a person is an indirect result of negligence or recklessness.
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Homicide Defense Attorney in Temecula

Call The Levy Criminal Defense to talk about your rights and get the appropriate legal guidance. Attorney Levy will visit you in prison, fight for a sensible bail and start aggressively to build your case. Our firm has the resources required to diligently review the evidence presented in your case, carry out an independent investigation, challenge evidence, talk to witnesses, seek a dismissal or reduction of the charges, and build your case in preparation for trial.

It is advisable to avoid talking about details of your case to anyone. Most times, law enforcement agents are under pressure to solve a homicide and will prematurely make arrests with the hope of making the defendant confess to the crime. Do not make any deals with law enforcement; detectives have no authority to make them. Anything done or said in the absence of a defense attorney, and without a written contract, is just but an empty promise.

Also, avoid discussing your case in prison, to fellow convicts or to a friend or family in the visiting room or on the telephone. Don’t write any letters with details of your case or requesting for favors connected to your case from family or friends. Most defendants make the situation of their case worse by speaking to law enforcement agents or by making statements concerning the case to fellow prisoners or family and friends on letters or recorded phone calls.

The defendant may or may not be eligible for parole depending on whether they are found guilty of first or second-degree murder as well as whether they have been convicted of murder before. In addition, the length of your sentence is determined by whether or not a number of special conditions are confirmed to be true.

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Having an experienced lawyer to represent you is vital. All the circumstances and facts of your case have to be diligently investigated and challenged. Robert E. Levy in temecula has handled several homicide, murder and manslaughter cases and got the defendants a favorable plea. If you or someone you love is facing manslaughter or murder charges, contact Robert E. Levy to get the expert legal counsel and representation you require.

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