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Merced, California 95348

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Fighting for Clients charged with Murder

Experienced Homicide Attorney

Murder is the most serious crime a person can be charged with. The penalty for taking another person’s life can often be life in prison. If you are facing such a serious charge, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for you.

Douglas Foster has the experience and skill that you want in the lawyer that will literally be fighting for your life or the life of your loved ones. Mr. Foster has more than 15 years of experience representing clients charged with murder. Not only has Mr. Foster won acquittals at trial, he has also successfully negotiated favorable plea bargains and sentences from judges in the most serious of cases.

A Range of Defenses Available

Not all killings are murder. Willful, premeditated murder (often called first-degree murder) is the most serious type of killing and carries a sentence of life in prison. Other charges such as second-degree murder and manslaughter carry lesser penalties. In some cases, a successful defense case involves proving that a killing is one of the lesser types of murder as opposed to a premeditated killing.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to help you present a defense based on:

  • Mistaken identity
  • Justification (such as self-defense)
  • Necessity (such as the defense of another)
  • Accident (such as a death caused by negligence)

If you trust Mr. Foster to handle your case, he will conduct a thorough investigation to determine which of these defenses might apply and work with you to present your case to achieve the best possible result.

Challenging the Evidence

Experienced Lawyer who will Fight for You

Murder cases often involve scientific data such as blood, DNA and fingerprints. Modern juries find this type of evidence very persuasive. Successfully defending these cases requires a lawyer who isn’t afraid to challenge the prosecution’s science.

Mr. Foster knows how to go after prosecution experts. Over his career, Douglas has challenged fingerprint evidence, DNA, blood spatter, gunpowder residue, and cell phone experts in court. Mr. Foster can call on some of the best experts in the country to help bolster your defense!

The team at the Law Offices of Douglas C. Foster knows that your life is literally at stake when you are facing a homicide charge. You can confidently rely on my trial-tested advocacy and knowledge of California law to preserve that freedom.

Contact an assertive California criminal defense firm for your homicide charge

If you’ve been charged with a serious felony such as murder or manslaughter, you need immediate help from a defense attorney committed to fighting for your rights in the criminal justice system. The Law Offices of Douglas C. Foster in Merced represents clients throughout California facing a range of homicide charges. Call me at 209-691-7280 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation today.