San Jose Negligent and Intentional Homicide Attorneys
Homicide of any form is taken extremely seriously in California and, as a result, can result in severe penalties should a person be charged with murder or homicide. Among the different classifications of criminal homicide, negligent and intentional homicide are some of the most common charges people in San Jose find themselves facing. At the [firm-name], we understand how serious such a homicide charge can be, especially with the penalty of years or even life in prison looming.
Despite how serious charges of negligent and intentional homicide are, everyone in this situation has certain legal rights, including the right to defend themselves in a court of law and in front of a jury of their peers. Because crafting a defense on your own can be extremely difficult, many people charged with negligent or intentional homicide choose to enlist a defense attorney.
Understanding Both Negligent and Intentional Homicide
A person might be charged with negligent homicide if a court believes that the person should have known that his or her actions would result in the death of another person, and acted anyway. This can be difficult to prove, though, especially as the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, rather than you, the defendant.
For intentional homicide convictions, the court must demonstrate that the defendant both knew that his or her actions could result in a person’s death and also had the intent to cause that death. Again, the burden of proof for intent is on the prosecution.
Contact a Negligent and Intentional Homicide Attorney in San Jose
If you or someone you know is facing charges of negligent and / or intentional homicide, it’s important to talk with an attorney about defending yourself against these charges. With your future and freedom on the line, having an aggressive and strong defense is critical. Our attorneys at the [firm-name] can help you understand your rights and possibly create a defense that will get your charges reduced or even dropped. Contact us today at [phone-number] to find out how we can help.