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Generally defined, homicide means the killing of another. It can be considered an umbrella term for various types of conduct that can result in someone else’s death. In California, homicide offenses are some of the most serious and are vehemently pursued. A conviction for such a crime can result in up to life in prison or even the death sentence. If you've been charged with a homicide offense, act immediately to get skilled legal representation on your side. The consequences of being found guilty are too great to try to handle your case on your own.
At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman understands the seriousness of a homicide charge. As such, she leverages her knowledge, skills, and resources to aggressively fight the allegations and work toward a favorable outcome. When you hire her, you will receive the dedicated and focused personalized attention you expect from a small firm. Attorney Goodman will personally handle your case from its start until the conclusion.
In California, there isn't a specific homicide law; rather, there are various statutes criminalizing behavior that could cause the death of another person.
Under California laws, the following are considered homicide crimes:
As mentioned before, if a person is found guilty of committing a homicide offense, they can face harsh penalties.
The specific punishments depend on the facts, but they could be as follows:
Building an effective defense for homicide charges takes time, as your situation needs to be thoroughly reviewed, which is why it's imperative to get started on your case immediately after your arrest. At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman will take the time to get to know you and your circumstances and will examine all the evidence to develop an innovative legal strategy and fight allegations.
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