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Murder / Homicide

If you or someone you know has been charged with murder / homicide, it is extremely important to obtain an experienced legal team with decades of experience.

A person charged with homicide faces a significant amount of time in custody, and in the case of murder, there's the possibility of facing life in prison. In the extreme case of capital murder, the charges can be extremely serious

There are several types of homicide, ranging from manslaughter to capital murder. With the assistance of our very skilled defense attorneys with significant resources, a murder case could be reduced to manslaughter, or even dismissed due to legal defenses.

Kidnapping is defined as using force or threats to take a person against their will. Abducting a person by force and holding them against their will could result in being charged for felony kidnapping. No matter your relationship to the victim, the consequences of your actions will be prosecuted severely.


Homicide is defined as the killing of one human being by another, either lawfully or unlawfully. Homicide includes both murder and manslaughter. A killing is lawful if it is done with reason or as a defense to oneself or another person's imminent threat of being killed.


In the legal system, murder is defined as the unlawful and unjustified killing of another human being with malice aforethought (Penal Code Section 187).

If you have been charged with a homicide offense in Los Angeles, it is important that you seek defense services from an attorney with extensive experience with all types of homicide cases. If you have been arrested for a homicide case in the Los Angeles or Southern California area, Donald Marks understands the serious nature of this offense, how to defend you in an aggressive way, and how to resolve your case without you going to jail.

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