A homicide occurs when a person kills another person illegally. There are several types of homicide which are broken down by the California Penal Code. They have varying degrees of mental states required to commit the offense and they also have varying degrees of punishment.
If you or someone you know is charged with a homicide, you will need an experienced attorney who knows how to defend a person accused of a very serious crime to represent you.
Because homicide is generally considered the most serious crime there is, the state usually assigns their best people to prosecute these offenses. You will need a qualified attorney to represent you if you want any chance to achieve a good result.
Murder-The most serious of the homicide crimes which also carries the harshest penalties. There are two types of murders:
Manslaughter - A lesser form of homicide than murder but still a very serious crime which carries stiff penalties.
Vehicular Manslaughter/Drunk Driving Homicides - Homicides committed during the course of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you are charged with a homicide, you will need someone on your side who can fight for you and defend your rights. The sooner you can act the better.
Contact Sigal Law Group, Los Angeles Homicide attorneys, today.