Murder & Manslaughter Defense

Homicide is the act of killing another human being. If you are found guilty of homicide in California, you could face a life sentence in prison, or even the death penalty. When you are being prosecuted for homicide, your own life may be on the line and you cannot afford to take any chances with the outcome of your case. A skilled Orange County criminal lawyer from our firm is ready to begin working immediately on an effective criminal defense strategy to protect your rights, freedom, future and life.

The team at the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman is dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and we know how stressful and frightening this experience may be for you and your family. We will stand by you throughout the criminal process, advising you of your rights and fighting aggressively to help you secure a favorable outcome.

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has extensive knowledge of the complexities involved in defending charges of manslaughter or even first degree murder. She carries out intensive investigations involving DNA, pathology, ballistics, toxicology and other areas of forensic science. As a trial attorney with a proven track record of success, she is a formidable force in the courtroom and is prepared to fight to the end for her client. Our team recognizes the value of human life and finds compassion for every individual we represent.

Orange County Homicide Charges

We're prepared to take on any case which falls under the "homicide" umbrella, including:

The intent of the accused typically directs the classification and degree of the crime, as a premeditated homicide will be charged as murder, while an accidental killing or one which is committed in the "heat of the moment" will be labeled as manslaughter. Any type of homicide charge places your future at risk, and it is vital that you take action now to defend your rights.

If you are under investigation for murder or manslaughter, contact our firm for dedicated legal representation.