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Westlake Village Criminal Defense Attorney For Murder Charges

Defense For Murder Charges

There can be no more frightening experience than facing a murder charge in the criminal justice system. This is a very serious crime and one you must be prepared for if you are to have any hope of retaining your freedom. With this in mind, your choice of a criminal defense attorney to represent you on these charges is one of the most important decisions to make.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, we understand the anxiety and stress you are likely going through at a time like this. Having helped numerous clients to successfully fight their criminal charges, we are confident we can provide you with an aggressive and skilled legal defense. Our firm believes in bringing you a well prepared and fully investigated defense against the charges brought against you. We are dedicated to providing you with personalized service as we realize a murder charge is one of the most serious situations you can find yourself in and you will need the attention and resources of our legal team to get you through this.

In order to effectively provide a strong defense on your behalf, it is best to retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon after your arrest as possible, in order for us to begin a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding the crime. Every piece of evidence and aspect of the crime must be meticulously reviewed in order to challenge any damaging evidence found against you.

Types of Murder Charges

Murder charges can vary, depending on how the crime was committed. A 1st degree murder charge involves someone who planned the murder ahead of time, prior to committing the crime. A 2nd degree murder charge does not involve premeditation, but still involves the death of someone. Manslaughter is charged when someone is killed where there was no intent to have done so, for example resulted from a fight with another, or perhaps an auto accident.

Facing these serious charges could result in many years in prison if convicted. Fighting for your rights is imperative, and must be done by someone who is skilled and dedicated enough to do so. Attorney Jeffrey S. Vallens has the experience both in and out of the court room to bring you a strong defense.

You need dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation when facing murder charges. Contact a criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens for help today.