In the state of California Penal Code 187 defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being or fetus with malice aforethought”. Furthermore, murder is classified into two separate categories:
First degree murder: The act of murder is done deliberately or it is premediated.
Second degree murder: The accused acted in self-defense or suffered from insanity or the killing was accidental.
If you are facing either one of these charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Attorney John Goalwin is well-versed in regards to Penal Code 187 and you can count on him to build you a strong defense.
The charge of murder carries one of the harshest penalties. Most individuals convicted of murder are facing years or even life in prison. Don’t leave the rest of your life up to fate. Hire a strong and aggressive defense attorney to fight your case!