Long Beach Murder Defense Attorney
Prosecution of Murder Charges
The key part of any murder charge is that the killing was done intentionally
with "malice aforethought." If you have been accused of murder,
the government prosecutors must prove that you developed and had the intention
to kill another person, before carrying out the act. Trials involving
murder charges can be complex. There are many elements that the prosecutor
is going to have to prove and the defense attorney will have to fight
against. Attorney Leonard Matsuk recommends the use of a proven and skilled
Long Beach criminal defense lawyer in any murder case. His experience has shown it is the best chance for success.
Facing a murder charge can adversely affect you, your loved ones and friends.
Leonard Matsuk has 30 years of legal experience in the courts of Long
Beach and the surrounding areas. He knows the court system, local judges,
clerks and prosecutors. With the experience of over 300 trials to draw
from, he will work towards the best possible outcome in your case. He
knows the laws and has the proven track record that a defendant needs.
Penalties for Murder
The penalties which will result if a person is convicted of murder vary
according to the circumstances of the incident. The sentence for second
degree murder is imprisonment for a period of 15 years to life. Second
degree murder can result in a life sentence without the possibility of
parole, in certain cases. A person found guilty of first degree murder
can receive a prison term of 25 years to life without the possibility
of parole. In specific circumstances, first degree murder will result
in a death sentence.
Murder charges can be successfully defended. A lot depends on the circumstances
of the incident, the evidence and the skill and dedication of the attorney
who is defending the charges. Sometimes the evidence is either insufficient
of flawed. At times, the methods used to obtain evidence were improper
which can be used by the defense. It is not uncommon that a murder charge
can be negotiated to a lesser charge with reduced punishments. Those accused
of murder deserve competent legal assistance.
Contact a Long Beach Murder Defense Attorney
if you or a loved one has been charged with murder and you need experienced