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For Clients Facing Murder Charges

Criminal Defense Lawyer Handling Murder Charges

Dealing With Murder Charges in Van Nuys and the Valley

One of the most serious of all crimes, when you are facing a murder charge in San Fernando Valley, you will need the expertise of a knowledgeable and professional criminal defense attorney who has the resources and skill to present a strong defense on your behalf.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, our attorney has over 22 years of dedicated legal service to the communities of San Fernando Valley and Van Nuys. Attorney Vallens strives to give each and every client the time and attention they deserve when facing such a catastrophic situation. This type of charge is not to be taken lightly, and our firm will ensure we prepare a thorough and effective investigation and preparation when defending your case.

There are varying degrees of charges involving murder, which can include 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder and manslaughter. All are very serious charges, but depending on the circumstances, some are charged much more harshly than others.

  1. 1st degree murder normally involves premeditation and can carry the death penalty.
  2. 2nd degree murder does not involve premeditation and would likely result in long term prison time.
  3. A manslaughter charge would be the act of having killed someone without prior intent or intention of having committed the crime, but would still likely involve some prison time if convicted.

Possible Defenses in Murder Cases

There may be a perfect legal defense to a murder case and only an exceptional lawyer can present that defense to a prosecutor or jury. Defenses to murder include:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Accident and other complex legal defenses

Please do not attempt to defend yourself on such serious charges without consulting a professional criminal defense attorney.

Some serious cases can be resolved for much less serious charges. A sentence of 25 years or more to life means there is a strong likelihood of never getting out. Achieving a settlement for a lesser fixed term of years means that you may get out of prison and be able to go on with your life on the outside. Not every case can be won, but maybe a life can still be saved by hiring the right lawyer. Please understand that this may be an expensive financial undertaking. How much is the life of your loved one worth?

In order to effectively provide a strong defense on your behalf, it is best to retain a criminal defense lawyer immediately so as to begin a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding the crime. Every piece of evidence and aspect of the crime must be carefully reviewed in order to challenge any damaging evidence found against you.

Consult With The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens

When facing murder charges, you will need the honest and aggressive defense attorney from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens to represent you with the dedication and aggressiveness you deserve. Law enforcement will put forth a tough case against you, and you must be prepared with a strong defense. Allow our firm to provide you with the skilled legal counsel you will need at a difficult time.

You need excellent legal representation when facing murder charges. Contact a San Fernando criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens for experienced and aggressive legal counsel.

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