Aggressive Defense Against Murder 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.

Protecting Your Rights in Homicide Cases

When facing homicide charges in California, it’s crucial to have a skilled and experienced defense attorney on your side. At West Coast Defense, we understand the severity of these charges and the potential consequences you may be facing. Our Long Beach murder lawyer is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing you with a strong defense strategy.

Our Long Beach murder & manslaughter attorney, Anthony Falangetti, has a proven track record of successfully defending clients in homicide cases. Whether you are facing charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter, we have the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complexities of California’s homicide laws.

When you choose West Coast Defense, you can expect:

  • Personalized attention and support throughout your case
  • Thorough investigation and preparation for trial
  • Aggressive advocacy in and out of the courtroom
  • Strategic negotiation with prosecutors to seek reduced charges or penalties

If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges in California, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact Anthony Falangetti at West Coast Defense today for a confidential consultation.

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Contact Our Long Beach Murder Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is facing homicide charges in California, it’s crucial to act quickly to secure expert legal representation. West Coast Defense brings a wealth of experience from decades of prosecutorial work, equipping us with the insights needed to uncover new facts, challenge evidence, and leverage the latest in forensic technology, including DNA testing and expert witnesses, to expose flaws in the prosecution’s case.

Contact our experienced Long Beach homicide lawyers today at (800) 923-1776 for a confidential consultation. Understanding the complexities of murder defense, we are committed to providing the rigorous representation needed to navigate these serious charges. A conviction for murder could lead to a lengthy prison sentence, making skilled legal defense essential.

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Discover how our expanded services can benefit you. Contact us today at (800) 923-1776 for a complimentary consultation and case review. With our main offices in Long Beach, we’re here to represent and support clients throughout Southern California in their diverse legal needs.

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