Rancho Cucamonga Murder Defense Lawyer

Our Former Prosecutor Also Serves Clients in Pomona

The state of California uses two classifications to distinguish murder charges. The first - murder in the first degree - refers to any unlawful killing of a human being that was accompanied by malicious aforethought. In other words, the murder was intentional and premeditated or it occurred during the commission of a separate violent crime. Any unlawful killing of a human being that was not accompanied by malicious aforethought or carried out during the commission of a separate violent crime is classified as murder in the second degree.

Murder in the second degree may be charged if:

  • Someone was unintentionally killed during a fight
  • Someone was killed in a sudden fit of rage
  • Someone was mistakenly killed in place of someone else

Though second-degree murder charges are generally less severe than first degree charges, they can still result in a lifetime imprisonment. The minimum sentence for a first-degree murder conviction in California is 25 years in prison. Life imprisonment without parole is required for all murders that involve a specified set of circumstances. Our Rancho Cucamonga murder defense attorney at the Law Office of Robert Little has the necessary skills to help defend you if you have been charged with a serious crime.

Call (909) 443-1287 today for your free consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with first or second-degree murder in Rancho Cucamonga or Pomona, call the Law Office of Robert Little today. We can meet with you and discuss your various rights and options, as well as explain the defenses available to you. Though the world may seem to be crumbling around you, we will be your advocate. From the very beginning, you will have direct personal access to our skilled team led by a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Our founder, Robert Little, is a former prosecutor with two decades of criminal defense experience. He has also received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This is just a small testament of our level of skill and commitment to the most favorable results possible. With so much on the line, would you trust your future to anyone less?

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