Los Angeles Criminal Law Blog
     


Murder and Los Angeles

Posted on: July 13, 2009 at 2:14 p.m.

Rory Holland, a former Biddeford, Maine mayoral candidate, has been charged with two counts of murder after a tense six-hour standoff with police that left two young men dead. Details remain unclear, but local police were summoned to Hollands home around 1:30 in the morning last Tuesday. Holland reportedly barricaded himself inside his home while Gage Greene, 19, and his brother Derek Greene, 21, lay dying in the street of gunshot wounds. Holland surrendered to SWAT members shortly after 6:15 that morning. Police accounts allege Holland shot Gage once before he shot Derek three times in the chest and torso.

Reasons for why the incident started vary, with some sources saying tensions between Holland and both Greene brothers had been simmering after an assault incident last month. Other sources believe last weeks events may have been a drug deal gone awry. Rory Holland has a history of violent criminal offenses: in his home state of Kansas, Holland was convicted of both attempted murder and assault before moving to Portland, Oregon where he was eventually convicted of assault. He ran for mayor of Biddeford last year and lost, collecting just 300 votes. Residents of Hollands South Street neighborhood say he has been terrorizing the neighborhood for years. Maine does not support the death penalty in murder cases, however, life in prison is a possibility for Holland.


In Los Angeles, murder (often referred to as homicide by Los Angeles law enforcement) is divided into several categories, each with its own penalty. First-degree murder in Los Angeles is killing that is willful, deliberate and premeditated, generally garnering a sentence of either death, or 25 years to life in a state prison. Second degree murder is also the willful intent to kill or seriously injure someone, but not in a premeditated manner with a typical sentence of 15 years to life in prison for a conviction.


Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys are necessary when facing murder charges. A public defender will treat you as one of a hundred people they have to defend, but a private Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will give you the attention you need and deserve.


If you have been charged with murder in Los Angeles, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you. With so much on the line, call the attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP today. Our combined 50 years of courtroom experience in criminal defense will ensure the best possible outcome for you.



Tagged as: jury trial defense

Comments:

Narconon Arrowhead on July 17, 2009 at 6:30 a.m. wrote:

How can someone only get second degree murder if they killed someone on purpose. I have seen a lot of cases like this working in a drug rehab facility and working with the public.









Eisner Gorin LLP has been recognized as one of the best U.S. law firms, based on the experience, professionalism, and ethics of its criminal defense lawyers and attorneys. We aggressively defend clients in all Southern California courtrooms on state and federal charges, including DUI, DMV, misdemeanor, felony, juvenile cases, in the following communities and courthouses.

Los Angeles County, CA: Agoura, Altadena, Alhambra, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Century City, Chatsworth, Compton, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Downtown Criminal Court, El Segundo, East Los Angeles, Eastlake, Encino, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Los Angeles Lawyer, La Canada, LAX Court, Los Padrinos, Long Beach, Los Angeles Attorney, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Newhall, Norwalk, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Santa Monica, South Gate, South Pasadena, Sylmar, Torrance, Universal City, Valencia, Van Nuys, West Covina, West Hollywood, Walnut, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Woodland Hills, California. Orange County, CA: Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine Attorney, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, La Palma, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Lawyer, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, California. Ventura County, CA: Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, San Buenaventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village. San Bernardino County, CA: Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland.

Call Today! Free Immediate Response.  (818) 781-1570 / Available 24/7

Confidential
Consultations
877-781-1570

Clients' Ratings 10/10 Superb Recognition


Rated Top 2.5% Law Firm in California
SuperLawyers


Our firm has the Highest Rating ("A.V. Preeminent") from Martindale-Hubbell, a national lawyers' review company, for professionalism, ethics, and competence.

peer review



Certified Specialist Criminal Law and Defense, State Bar of California Legal Specialization

legal specialization

Firm partners provide legal commentary on national television and radio. The firm has also litigated a number of high-profile criminal defense matters which have been covered by the media.



Criminal Defense Court Victories - Part 1

Additional Defense Court Victories - Part 2

Additional Defense Court Victories - Part 3

LA DUI Defense Court Victories

Linkedin Professional Proflle
View DMITRY GORIN's profile on LinkedIn



Firm Fan Page & News




Our Criminal Defense Partners



Alan Eisner



Dmitry Gorin


Prior Criminal Law Posts

  • arrest warrant (2)
  • arson pc 451 (1)
  • assault (1)
  • bail and release (7)
  • bench warrants (6)
  • california criminal laws (55)
  • child pornography pc 311_11 (12)
  • counterfeit goods pc 350 (15)
  • domestic violence pc 273_5 (7)
  • driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) (1)
  • drug addiction and treatment (2)
  • drug crimes defense (24)
  • dui drunk driving defense vc 23152 (4)
  • faq (24)
  • federal law and defense (29)
  • firearms crimes (1)
  • gang allegations (9)
  • high profile defense (10)
  • immigration consequences (12)
  • internet crimes defense (5)
  • jury trial defense (38)
  • juvenile crime (1)
  • juvenile law (6)
  • los angeles child pornography defense attorney (2)
  • los angeles criminal defense attorney (21)
  • los angeles drug crimes defense attorney (4)
  • los angeles drug laws (1)
  • los angeles drug offense (1)
  • los angeles embezzlement (2)
  • los angeles federal crime defense lawyer (1)
  • los angeles marijuana laws (1)
  • los angeles medical fraud defense attorney (1)
  • los angeles medical marijuana attorney (4)
  • los angeles medical marijuana dispensary (1)
  • los angeles murder defense (1)
  • los angeles paparazzi law (1)
  • los angeles police brutality defense (1)
  • los angeles sex crime defense attorney (7)
  • los angeles violent crime defense attorney (6)
  • los angeles warrant (1)
  • los angeles white collar defense attorney (3)
  • medical marijuana (1)
  • medicinal marijuana laws (2)
  • motion to dismiss unlawful police search (15)
  • police misconduct (5)
  • pornography (1)
  • probation and sentencing laws (11)
  • resisting arrest pc 148 (2)
  • riverside kidnapping defense attorney (1)
  • san fernando violent crime defense lawyer (1)
  • sex crime accusations (38)
  • sex crimes (1)
  • theft (17)
  • three strikes laws (6)
  • untagged (2)
  • vandalism pc 594 (6)
  • violent crimes defense (24)
  • white collar crime fraud theft laws (23)



  • Local Courthouse Specialist: Specializing in Van Nuys, San Fernando, Sylmar Juvenile, and all other valley courtrooms.Email