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Long Beach Murder & Manslaughter Attorney

Defense for Homicide Charges in California

If you are charged with murder or other violent crimes, prosecutors have only one intention: achieve a conviction and have the full resources of the government at their disposal to build their case against you.

As former prosecutors, we understand that they don't file charges unless they are confident that they can get a conviction. In the event you or a loved one is being investigated for or has been formally charged with murder or manslaughter, you need the resources of an Long Beach homicide attorney who is experienced in defending clients against homicide and manslaughter to make sure you receive the best defense possible. Anthony J. Falangetti has established his reputation as a fearless advocate for his clients and has the results that proves his effectiveness.

He has provided the highest quality legal representation for clients charged with homicide in Long Beach, San Pedro, Torrance, Compton and all of the South Bay area. As a former prosecutor, he understands how the other side works because he has successfully prosecuted numerous cases. This experience, combined with his aggressive, creative approach to representing clients ensures you have the best defense possible for your case.

Understanding the Categories of Homicide in California

Homicide is the unlawful taking of the life of another either through murder or manslaughter. The charge of manslaughter means there was no malice (active ill will or a wish to hurt others) involved in causing the death.

Murder is defined as follows:

  • Loss of life resulting from an intent to commit any felony
  • Loss of life resulting from conduct with a "depraved heart" (showing a lack of concern for human life)
  • Loss of life as the result of an intention to cause grievous injury

Whether the charge is Murder in the First Degree (premeditated) or Murder in the Second Degree (not premeditated), conviction can result in life imprisonment and under "special circumstances" such as killing a judge or police officer, may result in the death penalty. Effective defense against any homicide charge involves taking an aggressive approach to prove the prosecution's facts are in error and our client is innocent.

Call Anthony Falangetti at (800) 922-6989

West Coast Defense has decades of experience as a prosecutor and therefore has the necessary knowledge and experience in investigation to turn up new facts and evidence, and using expert witnesses, DNA testing, and other technical advances to show flaws in the prosecution's case. Call for a consultation with an experienced Long Beach homicide lawyer who understands the intricacies of providing an excellent defense for clients charged with murder and other violent crimes. A conviction for murder could mean a long prison sentence.

Let Anthony Falangetti put his experience and resources to work for you. Call our Long Beach homicide attorney today at (800) 922-6989.

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