Newport Beach Murder Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of murder, then the lawyer you retain to protect your rights and mount your defense may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. It is imperative that the right attorney investigate the facts, appoint all the essential experts, and be committed to effectively manage your case to give you the best chance for a successful result.
At the Law Offices of John D. Rogers, you can find an attorney who regularly handles serious felony matters where clients are often facing a life sentence. Our office focuses exclusively in criminal defense representing clients at all throughout Orange County and adjacent southern California area. Attorney John D. Rogers is a skilled trial attorney who comes focused, prepared, and ready to address all parts of the government’s case. With so much at stake and no room for the slightest error, you must have a committed Newport Beach murder defense lawyer on your side.
Overview of California Murder Charges
Murder is charged under Penal Code 187(a) pc making it unlawful to kill another person with malice aforethought. Murder differs from manslaughter based upon either a calculated mind set to kill or if certain aggravating circumstances are present. There are two degrees of murder: first-degree murder can be proven by a defendant harboring premeditation and deliberation or if a death results from the commission of an inherently dangerous felony. All other forms of murder is murder in the second-degree.
Murder is punishable up to life in prison. Specifically, a conviction for first-degree murder carries a sentence of 25-years to life whereas second-degree murder carries 15-years to life. The punishment may be enhanced if other aggravating factors are proven such as the use or discharge of a firearm or if the murder was carried out for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Contact an Experienced Newport Beach Murder Defense Lawyer
Because of the nature and punishment of a murder conviction, retaining a reputable and experienced Newport Beach murder defense attorney is critical to mounting a successful defense. Not all attorneys are competent or capable of undertaking the responsibility of representing someone who’s life is at stake. However, our office bring prior murder trial experience and we strive to achieve noteworthy results for all client’s faced with a life-term exposure. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers for a free confidential consultation.
Law Offices of John D. Rogers
4000 MacArthur Blvd., East Tower Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll Free: (949) 625-4487