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Murder, Manslaughter, and Homicide

The criminal lawyers at our firm represent clients who have been charged with the following types of serious homicide charges:

  • Criminally negligent homicide -- causing a death through extreme carelessness
  • Vehicular manslaughter -- an unintentional killing while operating a vehicle in an illegal way, including while intoxicated
  • Manslaughter and aggravated manslaughter
  • Murder, aggravated murder and first-degree murder

Our firm investigates the case to determine what total defenses are available or evidence to support a reduction in the charge. Examples of such defenses are:

  • Self-defense or defense of others
  • Ballistics and other scientific or physical evidence
  • Testimony of experts as to the participants' motives, emotional states, mental health and more
  • Problems with eyewitness testimony or other evidence

Client Reviews
“I was extremely pleased with the friendly yet professional service that I received in resolving my legal issue.” Karen K.
“Joseph Villanueva and staff made the whole process so easy and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't receive points against my license. Well worth the money!” Linda P.
“Best attorney I’ve worked with. Stayed in contact throughout the whole process. Gave me frequent updates and always replied back to me within an hour. Definitely recommend.” Nikki C.