Homicide is the most heinous of all violent crimes because it results in the death of another human being, and therefore requires the most expedient action. If you are accused, arrested or charged with any type of violent crime, it is imperative that you act swiftly and contact an experienced, relentless criminal defense attorney who understands the importance of immediate response.

At BRUNO│NALU, we understand the importance of finding an experienced lawyer who is not intimidated by challenging the state. In California, the government is represented by a team of well-trained prosecutors, police, criminal investigators, crime labs and forensic specialists. Attorney Keith Bruno maneuvers through these systems daily and understands the strategies of opposing counsel at the District Attorney’s Office.

Newport Beach Murder Defense

An experienced Orange County homicide attorney will carefully examine your charges and explain the legal process and obstacles you face. There are several factors to consider in the differences between charges.

  • Intentional and negligent killings: Homicide charges are categorized as intentional or voluntary killings such as murder and manslaughter, or as negligent killings such as involuntary manslaughter.
  • First- and second-degree murder: Defined by California Penal Code 187 as the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought, murder has been dramatized in countless movies and television shows. First-degree murder is a murder that is committed deliberately and in a premeditated manner.
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter: The difference here is fairly straightforward as involuntary manslaughter results from an unintentional act and voluntary manslaughter results from a voluntary act.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: This act is unintentional and occurs when an unlawful act as a driver of a motor vehicle is committed.

It is crucial to hire an attorney that has an incisive understanding of the code in its entirety in order to construct a winning defense. Keith Bruno has tried numerous homicide cases and is confident in his ability to provide a skillful and compelling defense in even the most complex cases.

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If you have concerns regarding homicide defense, contact BRUNO│NALU at 949-988-0932, or simply complete our online communication form. We offer a free consultation and we accept all major credit cards for payment of services. We are available 24/7 based on the needs of our clients.