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San Jose Homicide Attorneys

Homicide is the act of killing another person, either intentionally or unintentionally. It is perhaps the most serious crime you could be accused of, and the potential penalties you could face if convicted are equally serious. Your lawyers must be well-versed in federal and California homicide laws to successfully represent you. Our motto is: there is no case that cannot be won, negotiated or mitigated. That includes serious homicide cases.

Murder Charges in San Jose

At the Law Offices of Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman, our lawyers bring more than 65 years of combined experience to homicide cases. Our team includes former criminal prosecutors, meaning we know firsthand how police and district attorneys build homicide cases. We know the tactics they use, and we know how to defend against those tactics to protect you.

Our law firm has won numerous awards, including being named Criminal Defense Firm of the Year by San Jose Magazine.

Homicide Laws in San Jose

Homicide can be broken down into three categories, each with varying levels of severity depending on the facts of the case. We can defend against all homicide charges.

  • Criminal homicide is the willful killing of one person by another. It is a rash, irresponsible act. Manslaughter and murder are examples of criminal homicide. The seriousness of the case will depend on whether weapons were involved. The accused's criminal record, if he or she has one, may have an impact as well.
  • Excusable homicide is homicide without intent and may happen during an accident or unusual circumstances. One example of excusable homicide is a police officer killing an escapee.
  • Justifiable homicide is when someone is killed without meanness or intent. Some examples of justifiable homicide are killing someone in self-defense, in the defense of others, in an attempt to stop a serious crime or in the line of duty.

Free Consultation With a San Jose Homicide Attorney

When you need the help of a San Jose homicide lawyer, call our law firm at 877-766-5245 or send us an e-mail. We offer payment plans, credit card payments and evening or weekend consultations. Se habla español.