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Los Angeles Homicide Attorney

Being charged with a homicide in Los Angeles is a extremely serious offense. A Homicide (Murder) is defined by California Penal Code Section 187 as:

  • (a) Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought.

How Many Murders Happened in Los Angeles Over the Last 12 Months? (Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)

  • 672 people were killed in Los Angeles County over the past 12 months.

If you have been charged with murder, the attorney you choose will likely be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Obtaining a strong defense could be the difference between freedom and a life behind bars.

Defense Against Murder Charges in Los Angeles

We will take the time to talk to witnesses, investigate what really happened in your case, understand what evidence is in the prosecution’s possession, look for holes in the prosecution’s case, and determine if the police violated your constitutional rights or made other critical errors that can be used to your advantage.

We are committed to raising a strong and comprehensive defense on your behalf.

Depending on the facts of your case, here are some defense strategies for murder cases:

  • Self-defense
  • Insanity
  • Mistaken identity
  • Suppression of evidence
  • Challenging DNA, fingerprint evidence and other forensic evidence
  • Challenging ballistics evidence (evidence relating to firearms, bullets and related evidence)
  • Challenging the reliability of an eyewitness
  • Challenging whether the evidence sustains a murder conviction
  • Negotiation with the prosecution to determine if a plea agreement could significantly minimize the charges or penalties you face

Contact a Los Angeles Homicide Defense Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, you will find the experienced, dedicated and highly skilled trial attorneys you need to protect your rights. Each of our attorneys made a conscious decision to become a criminal defense lawyer. We could have chosen any other field of law, but defending the freedom and liberty of people who are facing the possibility of incarceration was our first choice. We believe strongly that skilled and passionate defense attorneys can make a difference in the lives of their clients. We go into every case feeling that we can make a difference; call 213-514-8324 or contact us by e-mail.

Homicide Charges in Los Angeles

Having a skilled homicide defense attorney is important in any criminal case, but it is even more critical in a murder case. To properly defend a client against a murder charge, a defense lawyer must be prepared to effectively challenge the prosecution’s evidence. To do so, a Los Angeles murder defense attorney must be prepared to effectively cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, including any expert witnesses.

In some cases, a Los Angeles homicide defense attorney may need to use expert witnesses on behalf of the defendant to challenge forensic evidence, ballistics evidence and other scientific evidence presented by the prosecution. We are prepared to do so and have worked with expert witnesses in the past to provide a vigorous defense on our clients’ behalf.

In addition to fighting your charges at trial (or seeking a case dismissal for lack of probable cause), we can also negotiate with the prosecution to seek a favorable plea agreement. A plea agreement might involve a plea to a lesser offense or an agreement on sentencing that will significantly reduce the penalties you face.

Defense Against Murder Charges in Los Angeles

We will take the time to talk to witnesses, investigate what really happened in your case, understand what evidence is in the prosecution’s possession, look for holes in the prosecution’s case, and determine if the police violated your constitutional rights or made other critical errors that can be used to your advantage.

We are committed to raising a strong and comprehensive defense on your behalf. Depending on the facts of your case, the following defenses and strategies may be helpful:

  • Self-defense
  • Insanity
  • Mistaken identity
  • Suppression of evidence
  • Challenging DNA, fingerprint evidence and other forensic evidence
  • Challenging ballistics evidence (evidence relating to firearms, bullets and related evidence)
  • Challenging the reliability of an eyewitness
  • Challenging whether the evidence sustains a murder conviction
  • Negotiation with the prosecution to determine if a plea agreement could significantly minimize the charges or penalties you face

We have defended clients against murder charges and other felony violent crimes. You can be confident that you will have a highly skilled and dedicated defense lawyer who will advise you of your rights, help explain the process and work diligently to seek the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Contact Us

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles homicide defense lawyers, call 213-514-8324 or contact us by e-mail.

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Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
6464 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1030
Los Angeles CA 90028

Phone: 213-514-8324
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Fax: 323-463-1900

Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
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Fax: 323-463-1900

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