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If you or loved on has been suspected or arrested for any homicide related offense you will have many quesitons.  If after reading this you have any questions give us a a call at 559-441-1418.  Below I will give an overview of Homicide law and give some defenses to the offense.  

WHAT IS A HOMICIDE?

A Homiicide is the unlawful killing of a human being by another with malice. and wihtout justification.  

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DEFENSES TO HOMICIDE?

There are two types of defenses to Homicide.  One is a complete defense, such as Self Defense, Defense of Others, or the police have arrested the wrong person, meaning a false accusation.  There are other defenses however, this is meant to be a brief overall view of the law of Homicide. 

SELF DEFENSE

People are allowed to protect themselves from the use of deadly force if they reasonably  believe that they or someone else is at the risk of death or serious bodiy injury.  

Example: If someone pulls a gun on you and is robbing you, under most circumstances you could shoot the person to protect yourself from death or serious bodily Injury.  

DEFENSE OF OTHERS

A person is said to step into the shoes of another person when that person is facing death or serious bodily you can step into that persons shoes and use force necessary to protect a  person from death or serious bodily injury.  

FALSE ACCUSATION

Sometimes people that are accused of a Homicide may have been falsely accused of the crime.  This may happen through false innacurate in person false identifications or other problems.  

There are many other defenses and situations that occur in Homicide cases.  This area of the law is a vast and has undergone many changes in the past few years if you have questions in the future let us know and we can help you.  Call 559-441-1418.

 

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