Orange County Murder and Manslaughter Defense Lawyers

Serious Felony Defense Attorneys in Orange County

Being charged with murder or manslaughter is a serious situation to find oneself in. With the proper representation by an aggressive Orange County criminal defense lawyer, however, even an individual facing first degree murder charges may be able to face a bright future, free from a conviction and imprisonment.

The Orange County defense attorneys and lawyers at Coffey & Coffey have extensive experience when it comes to defending clients who are facing murder or manslaughter charges in Southern California. If you or someone you know is a suspect in an investigation, has been arrested or has already been charged with manslaughter or murder, it is important to consult an Orange County criminal attorney at Coffey & Coffey as soon as possible. In fact, we offer a free case evaluation to determine how we may be able to help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with these criminal offenses. Some of the charges our attorneys and lawyers have successfully defended include:

  • Involuntary manslaughter (including vehicular manslaughter)
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Second degree murder
  • First degree murder

Orange County Murder / Manslaughter Charges and Penalties

First degree murder is a capital felony, punishable in California by a life in prison or the death sentence. When an individual kills another with malice aforethought and premeditation, this may be charged as first degree murder. Often both murder and manslaughter cases will come down to the intent of the accused individual. For instance, premeditation is a factor in murder, but not in manslaughter. Therefore, if a defense attorney can prove that his or her client did not in fact have the previous intention to kill another, this may get a murder charge reduced to manslaughter.

Contact an Orange County murder defense lawyer at Coffey & Coffey to see how a lawyer at our firm may be able to defend your murder or manslaughter charges!