Of all the violent crimes a person can be charged with in Southern California, murder carries the most severe penalties. Life in prison, life in prison without parole and the death penalty are all potential outcomes of any violent murder trial. In California, where the death penalty is still in play, someone can be given the death penalty if their crime is savage and brutal enough, or if there are multiple victims. However, even life in prison is a terrible consequence, as it effectively ends the life of anyone convicted of a murder crime. For these reasons alone, hiring a skilled Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney is absolutely vital if you or someone you love is facing a murder charge. Murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter are all felonies and could lead to decades in prison or even a more severe penalty. In addition, being charged with such a crime means that people will probably never look at you the same, even if you are found innocent of the crimes you have been charged with by a jury of your peers. Once again, having a skilled, knowledgeable attorney by your side could literally be the difference between life and death. In the south bay, a man is charged with murdering his wife in a case that involves some truly mysterious circumstances. The man in question, David Viens was a suspect in his wife's disappearance. He then jumped off of a cliff in Palos Verdes after learning this information, only to survive his wounds. While being treated for injuries sustained during the jump, he was charged with murder and pleaded not guilty to this murder. Los Angeles County Sheriff's say Viens acknowledged foul play from his hospital bed last month when authorities excavated his restaurant to find his wife's body. The search was called off after authorities determined her body was not in the restaurant. The man is being held on $1 million bail and faces life in prison if a judge or jury of his peers finds him guilty. The consequences and circumstances surrounding this case are intense, which is why an experienced lawyer with a track record of success is necessary to bring about a positive outcome for the accused man. If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, you need a lawyer you can trust and someone who will stand by you no matter how difficult the trial becomes. At Kestenbum Eisner & Gorin, LLP our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, and can defend you in court and out of it. Having worked on countless criminal trials, our lawyers possess a unique level of experience with actual criminal trials, and their track record of success speaks for itself. Call us today at 877-781-1570. Tagged as: violent crimes defense
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