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Murder / Manslaughter

The Stakes are High. Let Us Help

Murder charges are serious but we don't have to tell you that. You need to have an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer representing you if you are under investigation for murder, charged with murder, or sitting in jail facing trial for murder. Our attorney at the Law Offices of Caroline R. Hahn will provide strong representation from the minute you hire us.

There are different degrees of murder. First-degree murder is a killing that is willful, deliberate, and premeditated. First-degree murder can also include felony-murder, where there is a killing as a result of or in the act of committing a serious felony, such as arson, robbery, burglary, carjacking, kidnapping, mayhem, torture, rape, lewd acts with minor and other sexual offenses.

Capital murder or also known as murder with special circumstances is punishable by death or life in prison without parole (LWOP).

Second-degree murder is a killing that does not involve deliberation or premeditation.

There are other forms of killing, such as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter involves killing another person in the “heat of passion,” such as during a heated argument or fight. Involuntary manslaughter involves killing another person without malice or intent to kill, but with conscious disregard for human life.

Vehicular manslaughter usually involves a killing as a result of a car accident. If someone is killed as a result of a car accident where the driver(s) were found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, vehicular manslaughter charges can quickly escalate to murder charges. If you were previously convicted of a DUI, and someone is killed as a result of an accident where you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be charged with second-degree murder.

Attempted murder requires an intent to kill and a direct step towards the act of killing, but the act is incomplete and nobody is actually killed. Attempted murder carries a life sentence, so it is just as serious as being charged with the other degrees of murder.

Your life may be on the line if you are convicted of murder. Attorney Caroline R. Hahn is an Orange County criminal defense attorney, who knows how to effectively protect your rights while exploring all options to find the best outcome in your situation.

Effective Representation in Court and During Negotiations

Caroline Hahn's experience as a deputy public defender in Orange County, California, and tremendous courtroom experience help her fight tirelessly for your future. She will assess the specific facts of your case and the risks of going to trial to determine the best defense approach. If going to trial is in your best interest, she will diligently prepare a valid defense and fight hard for you in court.

Criminal Defense for Koreans

Caroline Hahn is a Korean-American who speaks fluent Korean. She will help you understand your rights, the legal process and what options are available in your case. Do not wait to contact our firm if you have been arrested for murder/manslaughter or a related criminal offense, especially if it involves alcohol and/or drugs.

You Need a Strong Legal Defense

Have you been charged with murder or manslaughter? You have rights. Let us protect you and start developing the best defense possible. Contact us online or call 714-530-3104 to schedule a consultation. Free initial consultations are available by appointment. We speak Korean and Spanish.

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"Caroline is an excellent attorney! In my first meeting with her, I knew she would do a good job. She has excellent communication skills and is fair, honest, courteous and considerate... I am very grateful for how she fought for me and how she shared excellent points to help prove my innocence. She laid out a thorough closing argument leading to a quick NOT GUILTY conclusion by the jury... I will forever be grateful for her services."
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