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Redding Murder & Manslaughter Defense Lawyer

Navigating Serious Criminal Charges: (530) 628-6077

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 so you can move past this difficult chapter in your life. We can aggressively defend your rights, unpacking all elements of your case so you are thoroughly and efficiently represented.

Facing manslaughter charges? Schedule a free consultation by contacting our Redding murder attorney at (530) 628-6077.

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 very beginning of your case to ensure you are treated well within the legal system. We also prioritize the review of all evidence and testimonies to make sure every fact and detail is appropriately taken into account.

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 specific charges, being accused of killing another person may have serious consequences. Even if acquitted, your trial is likely to become part of the public record.

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 every single person you meet.

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

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

Invoke Your Fifth Amendment Rights

There are some out there that 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 amount of innocent people who dug themselves into a deeper hole by not using their fifth amendment right and desperately trying to defend themselves to 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.

In fact, 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, and 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, and when you are sitting in an interrogation room, that is something you need.

Facing Charges of Criminal Manslaughter in California

If you are being charged with murder, things must seem very serious indeed. This is why you need a skilled defense lawyer that is on your side.

If you have been arrested and need someone to represent you, contact us today. 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.

If you are facing murder charges, call (530) 628-6077 or contact us online today. Our Redding manslaughter and murder lawyer can actively defend your rights.


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