Murder Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a murder or homicide crime, you need to seek the help of a criminal defense attorney immediately. Murder is one of the most serious types of crimes, with severe penalties that can destroy a person’s life. Even if you get the minimum sentence, you could spend decades in jail. And depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime, additional time may be added to your prison sentence.
In the state of California, these penalties range from six years to life in prison, excluding death penalty sentences. On March 12, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment in California. And, as of December 7, 2020, Los Angeles County prosecutors will no longer seek the death penalty.
If you need an Orange County, CA defense attorney, call the Law Offices of David A. Stein. Your case is only as strong as your attorney, so it’s important that you hire the best defense.
Serving Orange County
David A. Stein is dedicated to your legal defense. Following the discovery process and a review of the available evidence, he will investigate the facts of the case. He may obtain outside experts such as doctors, psychiatrists and electronic evidence specialists to help find weaknesses in witness testimony or physical evidence.
He will also file legal motions to dismiss your case or have certain charges removed. Prosecutors often act aggressively in murder cases and file multiple charges to put pressure on the defendant. Motions to dismiss can help limit a defendant’s exposure or even result in the dismissal of the entire case.
Additionally, David A. Stein will file legal motions to suppress illegal evidence. These motions can limit what evidence the prosecutor can use at your trial, which can strengthen your defense or help obtain a plea deal.
Finally, he will present the best case possible during your trial and demonstrate that the prosecution’s evidence is not proof of your guilt. If the prosecutor cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime, then the court must dismiss the charges.
Getting Your Case Right
Defense attorneys in murder cases must be highly skilled due to the complex nature of criminal law. They need to be familiar with the circumstances and different types of evidence in criminal cases. Most importantly, they must be prepared to go to court and fight on your behalf.
If you have been charged with a homicide – whether involuntary manslaughter or capital murder – an experienced criminal defense attorney will help you navigate the criminal justice system and get the best judgment for your case. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can be the difference between walking free or life in prison.