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Charged With Murder?

Skilled Legal Defense for Murder

Our Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Defend Your Rights

Murder is one of the most serious charges a person can face. If you are facing such charges, it is essential to have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney that refuses to stop fighting for you. Tedford & Associates in Pasadena is ready and waiting to provide you with the strategic defense that you deserve. A murder conviction carries penalties as serious as life imprisonment or even capital punishment.

As such, our Pasadena criminal defense lawyers can take the time to gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation, followed by a thorough investigation that finds the facts in order to form a defense that effectively protects your rights. Time is of the essence.

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Types of Murder Charges

If you have been charged with murder, it is important to understand which type of murder you are being charged with:

  • First Degree Murder - The killing of a human being by a sane person with intent, malice aforethought, and with no legal excuse or authority. In most states, the moving of a person before murder, the killing of a police officer, or as an incident to another crime would be considered first degree murders.
  • Second Degree Murder - Second degree murder is a killing without premeditation such as "heat of the moment" scenarios including sudden quarrels or fights. It is important to note that a person may be charged with first or second degree murder if they were involved in the crime but did not actually commit murder.
  • Manslaughter - There are three types of manslaughter in California: voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular. Distinctions between the three depend on the circumstances during the occurrence as well as the defendant's state of mind.

Contact Tedford & Associates

No matter your case, Tedford & Associates have the expertise to skillfully handle your case and provide a defense that aggressively advocates for you and your rights. Our Pasadena criminal defense attorneys are here to guide you through your case, step by step. You can get started with a free consultation, during which we can answer all of your questions and help you decide on a course of action.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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