Murder Defense Lawyer in Long Beach
I've Been Accused of Murder — Now What?
Murder falls under the umbrella of homicide, which is the unlawful killing
of another person. Murder differs from manslaughter in that murder carries
intent, often termed "malice aforethought." Due to this, the
penalties for murder charges are much more serious. You could be forced
to spend the rest of your life behind bars, which is why you cannot delay
in obtaining a strong defense.
Facing murder charges? Contact our Long Beach criminal defense attorneys today!
At the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, we know how to utilize effective
legal strategies to prevent our clients from facing unfair and unnecessarily
harsh penalties. When you come to us, you get a California State Bar certified
criminal law specialist on your side. Our attorneys have been practicing
law together for more than 20 years, equipping them to handle even the
toughest murder cases.
Creating a Strategic Defense Against Your Charges
When you choose the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau to represent you,
we do everything we can to have your murder charges dropped or reduced.
This may mean gathering sufficient evidence to clear your name or demonstrating
that you had no intent to commit murder, securing a lesser charge of manslaughter.
It is important to keep in mind that you are facing serious penalties,
which is why it is so crucial for you to obtain immediate legal counsel
for your case.
A murder charge carries the following penalties:
- Between 25 years to life in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Possible strike on your record under the California Three Strike Law
- Possible community service and counseling
If you were responsible for a death but due only to negligence, we could
argue to have your charges downgraded to involuntary manslaughter, carrying
a much lighter sentence. Whatever the case, you can rely on our team for
relentless, aggressive defense tactics.
Turn to Us When Your Freedom is on the Line
Our criminal defense lawyers in Long Beach are here to provide the zealous
and passionate defense you need during this trying time. Whether we clear
your name through a self-defense argument or secure a lighter sentence,
we make sure that we always pursue the best possible outcome. You may
feel overwhelmed and anxious about being accused of a crime as serious
as murder, but our firm is here to stand behind you the entire time.
Call our firm today and discuss your case with our seasoned attorneys.