Do Not Face Charges of Homicide Without Working with an Experienced Homicide Attorney
Facing a charge of homicide is a situation most people never imagine finding themselves in. If you are in that position today then you know how difficult it is. If you are watching a loved one deal with it, then you know how heartbreaking it is. While there is nothing good about facing these charges, there is good news: You have found a homicide attorney who can help you.
To learn more about how we can help you fight homicide and other violent crime charges, keep reading. Then contact The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254 to get started with your consultation. We are here to help you. We know how challenging this and we are here to take off the pressure.
The first step is to even the playing field
It is common for a homicide case to get a lot of media attention, which then makes law enforcement and prosecutors feel immense pressure to get a conviction. Normally you would likely not care how much pressure they feel but in this case it is very relevant: This pressure they’re feeling can make them lose sight of finding the truth and instead focus solely on getting a guilty plea or conviction no matter what it takes.
This can involve law enforcement violating rights by using illegal and coercive methods to interrogate you. It may involve gathering evidence illegally, or even pressure a witness into saying something that is not strictly true. Once the prosecutor gets involved, you can have two over-zealous departments working hard against you.
The best way to get out of this terrible situation is to hire an attorney who can even the playing field. At The Mattern Law Firm we have experience in these and similar cases. We know how to scrutinize every piece of evidence and every aspect of the case to get you the results you deserve. We will also seek out new evidence to support your defense.
We will identify the best strategy for your unique case
There are many different defense options and the best choice will depend on your particular case. For example, we may start by working to discredit witnesses or have evidence thrown out if it was illegally obtained. If we are successful, this could result in the charges being dropped altogether. If charges have not yet been filed, then we could even prevent them from being filed.
If the prosecution will not drop the charges then there are two main options. First, we can take your case to court. We will do this if you have a strong case. We are not afraid to fight for your rights. That said, the second option – aggressively negotiating a plea deal – is likely the better choice if there is a wealth of evidence against you. After years of experience, we know how to get the best possible outcome. Contact our offices at 310-342-8254 now to schedule a consultation.