It is debatable that murder is the most severe criminal charge an individual can face. Murder in the state of California carries a maximum sentence of the death penalty. In order to protect yourself and your individual rights, a criminal defense lawyer is of the utmost importance. Whether the murder was planned, intentional, or accidental, a Okabe & Haushalter criminal lawyer may be the best fit for your case.




With representation from experienced lawyers at Okabe & Haushalter, serious charges of murder or manslaughter can be affirmatively defended and result in an acquittal. Our lawyers are knowledgeable when arguing self defense, insanity, and other favorable defenses. At Okabe & Haushalter, we understand each case has unique circumstances, which we thoroughly evaluate to make certain how our defense attorneys can help If you or someone you know is charged with murder or manslaughter, let our defense attorneys determine what we can do for you.

Our firm provide representation for homicide charges in Los Angeles and the South Bay area. A consultation with a lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter will help us assist you in your case based on the pertinent facts.





California law is specific regarding what qualifies as manslaughter and murder. Manslaughter, which is subordinate to murder, often involves unplanned or accidental homicide while murder is usually the premeditated and planned killing of another. The penalties for murder and manslaughter vary greatly. You defense lawyer plays an important role during the prosecution’s decision of whether you will be charged with manslaughter or murder. Involuntary manslaughter range between 2 to 4 years in state prison, while first degree murder has a maximum penalty of death.

There is vast assurance that comes with having a heavyweight legal counsel on your side. At Okabe & Haushalter our founder, Mark Haushalter, is a nationally recognized legal commentator on one of the most controversial cases in years, the Casey Anthony case for CNN. We know with our level of experience you can be confident and conformable in choosing our firm. Okabe & Haushalter lawyers are far from inexperienced or green, we truly know our way around the courtroom. You will receive a distinguished defense lawyer to achieve the aggressive defense you deserve. We look forward to defending you.




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