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Defending Your Rights

Penal Code 187 PC- (MURDER) is defined as “the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus with malice aforethought.” This means that the defendant had the criminal intent to kill or usually has no regard for human life.

Penal Code 192 PC -Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice.

Penal Code 192(b) PC -(INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER) in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; or in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection. This subdivision shall not apply to acts committed in the driving of a vehicle.

Penal Code 664/187 PC - Every person who attempts to commit any crime, but fails, or is prevented or intercepted in its perpetration, shall be punished where no provision is made by law for the punishment of those attempts, as follows:

CAPITAL MURDER -Capital murder in California is murder with “special circumstances.” There are nearly two dozen scenarios that may result in a capital murder charge, such as murder committed during the commission of a hate crime, murder for financial gain, murder of a witness to prevent testimony, and murder to benefit a street gang.

Attorney in Charge

Lea Tleaat

Joel C. Renk, Esq.

Criminal Defense

Mr. Renk has represented 1000s of clients over his career, including those charged with misdemeanors such as DUI, driving under the influence, assault, battery, and vandalism to felonies such as murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, attempted murder, mayhem, torture, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking, false imprisonment, felony assault, rape, unlawful sodomy, oral copulation or foreign penetration, lewd acts on a child, child endangerment, domestic violence, felony threats, grand theft, grand theft auto, identity theft, receiving stolen property, fraud, drug charges, gang charges/enhancements, and unlawful possession of firearms/ammunition.

OVERVIEW OF HOMICIDE IN CALIFORNIA

Homicide/Murder Charges

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