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Redding Murder & Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Murder & Manslaughter Charges in California

When faced with murder or manslaughter charges, you may be understandably overwhelmed. At Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, we can help you form a plan of action to move past this challenging chapter in your life. We can aggressively defend your rights, unpacking all case elements to represent you thoroughly and efficiently.

Call Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, today at (530) 628-6077 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our murder & manslaughter attorney in Redding!

Seek Experienced Defense Immediately

If you have been accused of either murder or manslaughter, you cannot afford to delay. You will need legal representation from the beginning of your case to ensure you are treated well within the legal system. We also prioritize reviewing all evidence and testimonies to ensure every fact and detail is appropriately considered.

What Is the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

Both murder and manslaughter imply that you took someone's life, though each charge is slightly different:

  • Murder – The life was intentionally taken. First-degree murder implies that the crime was premeditated.
  • Manslaughter – The life was accidentally taken, either by negligence or recklessness.

Regardless of your charges, being accused of killing another person may have serious consequences. Your trial will likely become part of the public record even if acquitted.

Many people may become aware of your situation, depending on the news attention your trial received. You can trust our experienced legal team to help you build the best defense for your case.

You are entitled to quality legal representation, and we can protect your rights every step of the way.

What You Should Know About Murder Charges

Being charged with murder is one of the most serious criminal charges you can face. From the moment you are arrested to the last day in court, you will be scrutinized by everyone you meet.

This means that when it comes to murder charges, you will not only want a skilled defense attorney to represent you, but you should be fully aware that your behavior can sometimes make or break a case.

When facing serious charges like murder, you should consider the following:

Invoke Your Fifth Amendment Rights

Some out there state that invoking the Fifth Amendment makes you look guilty.

While that heavily depends on the perception of those involved, you would be staggered at the number of innocent people who dug themselves into a deeper hole by not using their Fifth Amendment rights and desperately trying to defend themselves from people like the arresting officers.

After the arrest, what you say in person or over electronic mediums can have an effect. The best thing you can do is to stay silent since anything you say can easily be misconstrued.


It helps no one when you resist officers or are needlessly defiant with investigators. Regardless of how you feel about police or lawyers, resisting the process is never helpful.

It will only make them treat you worse. The only thing worse than an investigator is an irritated one. Remain polite and compliant, and you will find you get better treatment.

Lawyer Up

Even if you are innocent, never waive your right to an attorney. A defense attorney is your most powerful ally; you always want them by your side after an arrest.

The best attorneys will calm you down and help you feel optimistic about your case; when you are sitting in an interrogation room, that is something you need.

Building a Strong Defense Strategy

When facing serious criminal charges like murder or manslaughter, having a skilled defense lawyer who can help you navigate the complex legal process is crucial. At Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, we understand the gravity of these charges and are dedicated to protecting your rights and future.

Our experienced murder defense lawyer will work closely with you to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your case. This includes:

  • Thoroughly investigating the evidence against you
  • Identifying any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution's case
  • Interviewing witnesses and gathering additional evidence to support your defense
  • Exploring possible defenses such as self-defense, mistaken identity, or lack of intent
  • Negotiating with the prosecution for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options

We understand that facing murder charges can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. Our compassionate legal team will provide the support and guidance you need throughout the process, ensuring your rights are protected at every stage.

Contact Our Redding Murder & Manslaughter Attorney Today

If you are being charged with murder, things must seem very serious. This is why you need a skilled defense lawyer that is on your side. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime but suspect you may soon be, we recommend consulting with our firm.

Don't worry about looking "guilty" for seeking legal representation. Retaining an attorney is a smart choice for these sensitive situations. Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, also serves Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, and Siskiyou.

Contact Robert L. Hammonds Jr. Attorney at Law, today to schedule a meeting with our murder & manslaughter lawyer in Redding!


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