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Best Murder Manslaughter Criminal Defense Lawyer

People charged with homicide, murder, or manslaughter will find the Kareem Law APC to be an invaluable source of information, assistance, and advocacy. We devote our criminal defense practice to defending individuals in criminal cases in an effort to uphold their constitutional rights. We inform our clients of potential penalties in their murder and manslaughter cases and skillfully represent them before prosecutors, judges, and juries in the pursuit of favorable outcomes such as:

If you are under investigation but have not yet been arrested, charged, or convicted, now is the perfect time to consider all of your defense options.

As you face serious criminal charges, we are prepared to begin the crucial and arduous work of protecting your future. Are you all set? Start by understanding the charges against you, and then contact Murder Manslaughter Criminal Defense Lawyer at (888)-506-6519 for more information.

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Why You Should Hire a Homicide Defense Attorney?

We take a careful approach to each of their murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter cases with a solid approach that ensures an effective result. All the evidence is reviewed piece by piece, leaving nothing unturned.

Most importantly, we don’t rely on the prosecution’s theory of the facts. Our office has L.A.’s top team of investigators to re-visit the crime scene, re-interview the witnesses, and attack the prosecution’s evidence. Our murder defense attorney has decades of experience with crime scene investigation and aiding in presenting a defense.

When all evidence is gathered, our team prepares for your defense. This means having the top criminal defense lawyers brainstorm about your case, your witnesses, and how to win your trial. The results speak for themselves. You need a team on your side when your life is on the line, and that’s what we provide.

The presentation of a defense prepares our client for trial and any forensic or expert witnesses that we may need to help our defense. We have used eyewitness identification, gang, and ballistics experts to testify on your behalf. We stop at nothing.

Possible Defenses to Murder & Attempted Murder Charges

Having handled many different cases with just as many different facts, we know that each case deserves a unique defense. Thorough research of your cases and possible witnesses is needed before formulating the best defense for your particular case.

Eyewitness Identification Cases  

In Murder or Attempted Murder cases, the main issue is whether the prosecution has the right guy. These cases come down to a battle of eyewitness identification between the defense and the prosecution.

Most murder prosecutions dealing with Eyewitness Identification are based on witnesses showing pictures or lineups. Our homicide defense attorney knows how to attack the prosecution’s eyewitness identification case and discredit it. The key is to know not only your job as a murder defense lawyer but also that of the police officer who sets up the identification of a suspect.

There are clear-cut rules that need to be followed by the police, and when they fail to follow them, an experienced Riverside murder defense attorney can attack.

Self-Defense – Defense of Others  

Under California law, you have the right to use deadly force (if reasonable) to defend yourself or someone else, and Self-Defense or Defense of others can be used as a defense in some Murder or Attempted Murder cases.

The key to presenting a self-defense theory is to have the facts to substantiate the defense and show the jury that our client had no other reasonable alternative than to use deadly force. For this reason, a self-defense theory can be very tricky. A jury will want to hear from your client if he is claiming self-defense. The risk you take is that if your client does not convince the jury that he acted in self-defense, he is admitting to the charges (by admitting he used deadly force).

Murder Manslaughter Defense Lawyer Near Me

If you or a member of your family has been accused of a crime or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is in your best interest to contact Kareem A. Ramadan, a criminal defense attorney at Kareem Law APC, immediately. We can begin building your case as soon as you are informed of an accusation against you, taking the time to listen to your needs and uncover the circumstances surrounding your case.

If you are currently involved in a legal matter, our attorneys can represent you in court. Since 2013, we’ve assisted countless clients with complex litigation. We can help defend you if you did not intend to commit a crime, were the victim of an unjust accusation, or were involved in an illegal law enforcement sting operation.

Arrested for a Murder Manslaughter crime? For the sake of your freedom and your future, do not delay.
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Murder Manslaughter Criminal Defense Lawyer

Murder and manslaughter cases are one of the most serious charges one can get, meaning it’s critical to hire a client-based, results-driven lawyer at the Kareem Law APC. Our attorneys have a combined 9+ years of experience and have acquired a highly regarded reputation for our reliable, successful defense. We can guide you through your murder and manslaughter case while devising a thorough, strategic defense. For harsh accusations like yours, you can depend on our calculated, detailed legal approach to help you navigate this overwhelming process.

Understanding Homicide, Murder & Manslaughter

First-degree murder is a homicide that was premeditated; the perpetrator planned to commit the homicide in advance.

Second-degree murder is a homicide resulting from reckless conduct that implies a disregard for human life. Unlike first-degree murder, it is not premeditated.


Murderous intent is sometimes referred to as “depraved heart” and only applies when someone dies during an attempt or commission of a felony (felony murder). A depraved heart murder essentially means the perpetrator acted in a highly reckless manner that resulted in an unintentional murder.

  • Killing without malice or intent (manslaughter)
  • Justified or accidental killings (homicide)
  • Capital punishment
  • Killing of enemy combatants by lawful combatants as in war.
  • Killing someone during self-defense
  • This means the homicide was committed only to protect another human being. In cases where the person who committed the act had control of the situation before the murder, the person in question might be tried for manslaughter.
  • Manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person and can be voluntary or involuntary. Recklessness, negligence, and lack of intention are elements of manslaughter cases and must be proved in order to avoid harsher charges.

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Among the various types of murder evidence are fingerprint and impression evidence; blood, semen, hair, and other biological evidence; eyewitness or videotape evidence; and documentary evidence. Fingerprints can be an excellent piece of murder evidence because no two sets of fingerprints are the same.

In California, there are some serious crimes that have no statute of limitations, such as kidnapping. Penal Code 187 PC – murder, Penal Code 207/209 PC – kidnapping, Penal Code 261 PC – rape.

The penalty in California for first-degree murder is 25 years to life in prison. Second-degree murder requires malice and intention; however, it does not require any type of premeditation or deliberation before the crime.

Circumstances that mitigate or alleviate your murder or manslaughter sentence may be substantial. These are defined as elements that mitigate the severity of a criminal's punishment. Thus, even when it is evident that a crime has been committed, mitigating circumstances may reduce or even eliminate your penalties. Insanity, postpartum depression, and diminished capacity are examples of factors that may be extreme or uncommon.

Black's Law Dictionary defines aggravating circumstances as any circumstance during the commission of a crime that may increase your guilt or add to your repercussions. Still, it is in addition to the essential elements of the crime itself.


In addition to premeditation, poisoning, and the murder of a police officer, judge, firefighter, or witness, aggravating circumstances may also include committing the crime for money or another reward, as well as extreme brutality or cruelty. The presence of aggravating circumstances can significantly increase your sentence, so our murder and manslaughter defense attorney will exhaust every resource necessary to combat these circumstances effectively.


Make Sure You Hire a Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust. Kareem has been practicing criminal law for more than a decade and is one of the most trusted and highly rated attorneys. Whether you need help with a domestic violence case, felony and misdemeanor cases, theft crimes, or any other criminal charges, call Kareem Law APC for excellent legal representation. Kareem is a compassionate criminal lawyer who will protect your rights, guide you through every step of the process, provide you with the legal counsel you deserve, and fight hard to obtain optimal results. Call today at (888)-506-6519 or use our online contact form to schedule contact with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles.



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04:20 15 Sep 22
I was faced with a case that never in my life I’d imagine to be dealing with that could’ve had detrimental effects on my life and career ending. Kareem was the best defense I had to get my life back together. From start to finish Kareem was very attentive, informative and determined to help get this fixed and he did! The case was never filed! Thank you!
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23:09 23 Jun 22
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19:36 13 Apr 22
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17:20 25 Mar 22
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Attorney Kareem uses his training and experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino. If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense, you need someone with experience to defend and protect your rights. Call Kareem.
Kareem A. Ramdan and Malalai Farooqi, experienced criminal defense attorneys in Riverside, collaborating on a case.