A Skillful Homicide Defense Lawyer On Your Side
Murder and Homicide Defense Counsel with Capital Case Experience
If you have been accused of killing another person deliberately or as a result of negligence, your legal situation is very serious. You can be charged with Murder. If you are convicted of homicide, you may face a long prison sentence. If you are charged through a federal court, you may face the death penalty. Even an accusation of homicide can be damaging to you professionally and otherwise. Your need for legal counsel and representation is urgent and critical for your future.
I am Bradley S. Sandler, an experienced and well-established criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. I have more than 20 years' experience defending people charged with serious crimes such as homicide. Please see my criminal results page for a glimpse of my strong track record in the area of criminal defense.
Defenses to Murder and Homicide Related Charges
If I represent you in the face of homicide or capital murder charges, I will stand strongly in support of your constitutional rights, as with all criminal matters. My goal is to help you achieve the most favorable outcome in your case, which may mean:
- Case dismissed for lack of evidence
- Reduction of charges — possibly to manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, assault or negligent use of a firearm
- Avoidance of the highest penalties that could be imposed on you
- Probation instead of a prison term
- If convicted, a reduced sentence
I will leave no stone unturned as I look for evidence to present to a prosecutor, judge and/or jury in your defense. Did police fail to identify you decisively as a suspect? Were you acting in self-defense? Does forensic evidence lack integrity for any reason? Is there reason to doubt that you were responsible for killing the person? Has the prosecutor failed to show that you intended to kill? I will insist your right to a presumption of innocence in any homicide case, including vehicular homicide related to DUI.
At every step of your case, I will make sure your rights are protected. I will aim to give you the best chances of a positive result.
When You Are Charged With Homicide Involving A Motor Vehicle
You may face criminal charges if someone died in a car accident, you were driving one of the vehicles and your driving was allegedly negligent. Eyewitnesses and/or police may claim you:
- Were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI or driving under the influence)
- Committed a traffic violation such as speeding or changing lanes illegally
- Were driving recklessly
Your vehicular homicide charges may even be the result of someone else's poor driving if you lent your car to that person or were in the car and did not take steps to prevent the crash. Whatever circumstances brought about your vehicular homicide charges, you now face a full-blown legal crisis. You need the best criminal defense money can buy if you hope to avoid:
- A prison sentence
- A criminal record
- Loss of your driving privileges
- Difficulty obtaining car insurance for years to come
A vehicular homicide case may be a pivotal event in your life — and now is the time to do all you can to defend yourself. An accident or a mistake should not define you or determine your entire future. With a skilled, persistent California defense attorney representing you, you can greatly increase the chances of a favorable outcome such as reduced charges, a case dismissal, an acquittal at trial or probation instead of a prison sentence.
Is A Plea Bargain In Your Best Interest Or Should You Take Your Case To Trial?
I can answer your questions and help you plan a strong defense after you have been charged with homicide in California. Schedule a consultation by calling the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation. Reach the law firm by phone at 310-246-3900 or send an email to Bradley@sandlerlawfirm.com.
Your future hangs in the balance. Please do not delay. Contact me as soon as you can after you have been accused or charged with homicide.