Arguably the most serious accusation you can face in California, a murder charge can change your life forever. Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. If you are convicted of murder, you may be imprisoned for 25 years to life (without the possibility of parole). Because the death penalty has not been abolished in California, you can be sentenced to death.
Our extensive experience and knowledge give us the tools we need to successfully challenge murder charges.
We can evaluate a host of issues based on our analysis of the police reports, witness statements and other evidence both on file and uncovered during our investigation. Based on our findings, we may be able to construct powerful defenses in the pursuit of acquittal at trial or even pretrial dismissal of the charges.
There may also be circumstances in mitigation that permit reduction of charges from first-degree murder or second-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide.
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Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, consists of two experienced and aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers who have over 60 combined years of experience defending people accused of murder and other serious crimes.
Robert Ernenwein is former Los Angeles deputy district attorney who is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers for a number of years. He has also appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.
If you believe you are a suspect in a murder or if you or a loved one is already in custody and facing murder charges, call us at 424-552-3901 or email us immediately for your free consultation. The anxiety that accompanies criminal charges is unparalleled by any other life-changing event, so call us today. That’s why our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we will meet with you on the weekend, if necessary.