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Orange County (OC) Homicide | Murder Attorney

Providing Legal Representation for Homicide Charges in Orange County CA

Types of Homicides and Your Defenses: 

Many people are unaware that there are differences between homicide and murder.  Both are used to describe the death of an individual at the hand of another person, but in legal terms, they are very different.  The different levels of homicide are listed below:   

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Justifiable Homicide
  • Excusable Homicide

The different kinds of homicide carry wide-ranging sentences: 

  • Justified or excusable homicide result in no conviction at all.
  • Involuntary manslaughter can result in probation or up to four years in prison.
  • Voluntary manslaughter can result in probation or up to eleven years in prison.
  • Second degree murder can result in probation or fifteen years to life in prison.
  • First degree murder results in twenty-five to life, life without parole or the death penalty, depending upon what are called "special circumstances." 

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, and are being charged or investigated for a homicide, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Mr. McDonald has handled a lot of homicide cases.  He has tried 26 homicides to juries in his career, and has achieved unbelievable results.  


The Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald serves clients in Santa Ana, Irvine and throughout Orange County, California.



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