The Practice Areas of Our Legal Firm
There are a number of different reasons you could be in need of a criminal defense law firm and not all attorneys are capable of handling each of these different types of needs. Brennan Defense, however, offers a wide variety of felony defense and misdemeanor defense services to our clients, including assault defense, license revocation assistance, expungement services, and defense services for homicides, murders, and manslaughter.
You need to have an experienced attorney by your side when you are looking at facing time due to being accused of a crime. Our attorney has decades of experience and has built up his reputation as one of the most trusted criminal defense lawyers in the Sacramento, California, area. When you need help with a legal matter, come and speak to our attorney right away. Our law firm’s practice areas include:
- Criminal Defense Overview
- Assault Defense
- Criminal Defense
- Felony & Misdemeanor Defense
- Domestic Violence Defense
- Robbery & Burglary Defense
Homicide, Murder & Manslaughter Defense
A homicide can be considered either a murder or manslaughter, but they both require very different types of defenses and come with drastically different outcomes. Being charged with either, however, is among one of the most serious situations you could ever encounter. There are nearly 17,000 cases of homicide in the United States every year and the circumstances of each case can lead to extremely diverse outcomes.
Our criminal defense attorney is ready to defend your rights when you have been accused of any type of homicide so you get the best possible results from your case. First, it helps to understand the differences between homicide charges, particularly how the law defines murder and manslaughter:
Homicide – Technically, homicide refers to both accidental and intentional forms of taking the life of another person. Accidental homicide is a criminal act only if gross negligence, such as drunk or reckless driving, was involved.
Murder – First-degree murder involves premeditation or a killing during the commission of a felony, such as while robbing a store or during a kidnapping. Second-degree murder is a lesser charge, but under California law it can still result in a life sentence. When charged with a murder it is important to make the key distinction between which degree of murder you are facing so the proper defense strategy can be made.
Manslaughter – This is an unlawful killing of someone without premeditation or malice. Reckless driving that causes a death, for instance, can be considered vehicular manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter is typically a homicide committed in the heat of passion or in self-defense.
Involuntary manslaughter, on the other hand, is a homicide caused by a failure to perform something that is legally expected. For example, if a death is caused due to a carnival ride owner failing to properly maintain the safety of his or her equipment. Defense in a manslaughter case is usually built around the circumstances that led the accused to do something they would not be inclined to do otherwise.
Regardless of the crime with which you have been charged, it is crucial to seek out the advice and counsel of our experienced criminal attorney when you are facing a homicide charge. Our attorney understands the legal process for these types of cases and can help you find possible deals or provide you with the best trial representation.
Expungement of Your Past Convictions
Do you have a personal criminal history or a past DUI conviction? Have these convictions made their way into a database that disrupts your employment or educational prospects? When you want your name cleared so you can move on with your life, you need to speak to our attorney J.P. Brennan.
Our expungement attorney provides you with the skilled guidance and solid support you need to remove those blemishes from your record. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Brennan fully understands the justice process and can help you when you are ready to resume living your life. With a clean slate, you can achieve your educational and professional goals free of the stigma of a criminal record.
Professional License Revocation Attorney
Did you know that if you are convicted of drunk driving or a serious criminal offense in the State of California you can put your professional license, practice, and right to earn a living at your chosen profession at risk?
As your criminal defense attorney, Mr. Brennan is ready to aggressively protect your rights against criminal charges so you can continue working at your livelihood as a lawyer, doctor, accountant, architect, or real estate agent. You deserve the right to provide for your family in your chosen profession.
Contact us to learn more about all of the different types of legal services we provide to our clients. Our attorney is ready to provide criminal defense services to individuals located throughout the communities of Sacramento, Rosemont, La Riviera, Florin, and Fair Oaks, California, as well as the surrounding areas.