Murder Lawyer San Francisco, CA
If you or a loved one has been (or expect to be) charged with murder, you need to speak with an experienced attorney immediately. The consequences of a murder conviction will change your life forever. Although some individuals who are convicted of murder are eventually paroled and set free from imprisonment, the stigma and weight of their criminal record make it very difficult to live a normal, healthy life moving forward. Additionally, the financial consequences of a murder conviction can devastate the family that the accused leaves behind while they’re imprisoned.
Murder Lawyer – San Francisco, CA
The experienced San Francisco, CA murder lawyer team and support staff at Morales Law Firm has extensive experience aggressively defending the rights of those who have been accused of murder. Connect with us today to begin building the strongest possible defense on behalf of yourself or a loved one who has been accused of this crime.
Criminal vs. Civil Liability for Murder
It is important to understand that those who have been accused of murder must usually navigate two different legal systems in response to their situation. First, the criminal legal system will seek to hold them accountable for “crimes against the state.” This means that a government-paid prosecutor will seek to hold the accused accountable for breaking the law. The criminal legal process is not primarily concerned with the victims of a crime. It is, instead, concerned with the violation of law that led to this moment in time.
Regardless of how one’s criminal case is resolved, the surviving loved ones of the alleged murder victim may also seek to hold the accused liable for the loss of the victim. They can accomplish this end by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. The criminal justice system and civil law system are distinct. As a result, the outcome of your criminal case will not affect the ability of the surviving loved ones of the victim to hold you accountable in civil court. If they succeed in their action, you will not be sentenced to imprisonment for the alleged harm that you caused. Only a criminal law judge can sentence you to imprisonment. Instead, you’d be ordered to pay the victim’s family compensation for their loss.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder—or you’re concerned that you’ll be charged with murder at some point—it’s time to connect with the experienced California team at Morales Law Firm. Homicide is one of the most serious crimes prosecuted in the U.S. As a result, you cannot afford to roll the dice by relying on a public defender appointed by the courts. While public defenders are often noble people who do noble work, they are notoriously overburdened and are unlikely to provide you with the personalized, aggressive, and dedicated representation that you deserve.
Connect with us today to learn more about your rights, options, and our firm’s approach to representation. If you choose to work with our legal team, we will craft the strongest possible defense on your behalf. Call now.