Rancho Cucamonga Homicide Attorney
What are homicide charges?
Homicide is the general term which refers to a person killing another human
being. Homicide is not always a criminal act. Actions such as self-defense,
defending your home against an invader or killing someone to prevent a
felony, could all be non-criminal homicide. There are several major types
of criminal homicide. The state of mind of the person committing the act
and what the specific laws of the government are, determine the type of crime.
manslaughter are the two most common types of homicide. Additionally, if one commits
a felony such as
drug crimes and other
violent crimes, and a homicide occurs during the commission of this felony, this can
bring a felony murder charge into play.
Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer will help you to understand the charges filed against you or a loved one.
In our firm, Chung & Ignacio, LLP we work aggressively to fight for
the rights of those accused of any type of homicide. Our experience has
proven that anyone accused of homicide will need the protection of a skilled
and relentless defense lawyer in order to successfully defend against
Murder and Manslaughter
If you have been accused of murder, the fundamental element of this crime
is that your actions were done intentionally with malice aforethought.
This differs from manslaughter which is when a defendant is considered
to have no malicious thought beforehand of killing a person. Manslaughter
is broken down into two main categories, voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary
manslaughter is frequently thought of as a crime of passion, done in the
heat of moment, where a person had no prior intent to kill. Involuntary
manslaughter is an unintentional killing of another, such as a
DUI or hunting accident that results in the death of a person.
Any conviction of a homicide charge will carry stiff penalties that can
include imprisonment, large fines, mandatory restitution, a permanent
record, parole and probation. The final result can be as harsh as decades
in jail, a life sentence without the possibility of parole or the death
penalty. With these life changing consequences in front of you, we want
to lead the fight to protect your rights.
If homicide charges have been filed against you, immediately
contact a Rancho Cucamonga homicide attorney
for knowledgeable assistance.