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Murder Charges

Murder Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

When Your Freedom Is at Stake, Call Premier Criminal Defense

There is no question that a murder charge is the most serious criminal charge a person can face. In California, a capital murder conviction could mean the death penalty for the defendant. First degree murder is punishable by 25 years to life in prison. Even if no lives were lost, a defendant may be charged with attempted murder for having an intent to kill another and taking a direct step toward making that intent a reality. Attempted murder carries a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

The stakes are high in a murder case, and only a highly skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney will do. You need someone in your corner who will do whatever it takes to secure the best possible result on your behalf. It will take a considerable amount of research and preparation to build a compelling defense against a murder charge. It will also take an attorney’s total commitment and resolve to see your case through to the end.

At Premier Criminal Defense, we have these qualities in spades. We are not only experienced and dedicated, we are willing to think outside the box. Creative thinking can be invaluable in challenging murder charges, as even the smallest advantage could make all the difference in the outcome of a case.

Find out how we can help you by calling (619) 374-1268. We offer a no-cost case evaluation to discuss your unique situation, needs, and concerns.

Legal Defenses to Murder Charges

When you work with Premier Criminal Defense, we will consider all viable defenses as we build your case. Because our founding attorney, Thomas Slattery, is a 17-year veteran in criminal law, he has considerable experience with what defense strategies may apply and how to utilize them in a client’s favor. As a seasoned San Diego criminal lawyer, his insight has proven vital time and time again.

Potential legal defenses to a murder charge may include:

  • The act was committed in defense of self or others.
  • The act was accidental.
  • The defendant was mistakenly identified as the killer.
  • An act committed by a person who did not understand the nature of the act or could not distinguish right from wrong (insanity defense).
  • The defendant was coerced or threatened into confessing.
  • Evidence should be excluded because it was illegally obtained in violation of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.

Your case is not helpless. Call our firm at (619) 374-1268 and find out how we can fight for you.

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