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Oceanside Second-Degree Murder Attorneys

Murder charges are serious accusations that can result in lengthy and even life-long sentences. There are different degrees and types of murder in legal language, and the type you are charged with or accused of will determine the length of your sentence and the severity of related court-mandated punishment. Second-degree murder is the act of intentional homicide that is not premeditated or planned, but contains malicious intent. This murder charge differs from first-degree murder regarding premeditation, because first-degree murders are planned. Both types are severe charges but differ in terms of sentencing. In California, those convicted of second-degree murder will serve from 15 years in prison to something as long as a life-sentence.

Given the severity of these charges, it is imperative to have an experienced defense attorney on your side to mitigate, reduce, or even drop charges. If you or a loved one has been accused of second-degree murder, a qualified second-degree murder attorney is necessary to fight these charges. Here at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our experienced team of Oceanside second-degree murder lawyers is committed to fighting for our clients to reduce charges and help them return to their lives sooner.

Our Second-Degree Murder Practice Areas

Second-degree murder charges can be more or less severe and the resulting sentencing longer depending on the specific case, aspects of the crime, and previous criminal history. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our knowledgeable legal team is well versed in a number of second-degree murder practice areas and situations, including those involving:

  • Heat of passion
  • Provocation
  • Shooting a firearm from a vehicle
  • Insanity
  • Previous history of murder
  • Self-defense

Second-degree murder charges and accusations may look any number of ways. Even if you do not see your specific case listed above, legal care is still your best option to mitigate charges, and we can help. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Second-degree murder charges can forever change a person’s life. Here at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we understand how difficult and serious these accusations and charges can be. We are passionate about defending those in need of help and ensuring they receive the lowest sentencing and charges possible for their crimes. If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment with an experienced Oceanside second-degree murder attorney, please contact us at (760) 512-1172 today.