Rancho Cucamonga Murder Defense Lawyer
Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
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
We Defend Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been charged with first or second-degree murder
in Rancho Cucamonga, 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.
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?
Call us today
at (909) 443-1287.