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Westminster Murder Defense Lawyer

Even in a town like Westminster, murder still happens. If someone you know has been charged with murder, they’ll want to be represented by a reputable Orange County criminal defense attorney like Ms. Johnson-Norris, who will work to get them the best results possible.

Depending on whether a person has been convicted of first-degree murder, capital murder, or second-degree murder, the potential sentence will vary. If convicted of first-degree murder, a person could face 25 years-to-life in prison. If convicted of second-degree murder, a person could still be looking at serving 15 years or more in prison.

Capital murder involves “special circumstances" that elevate first-degree murder, and it is the most serious of the California murder laws. This means that a person could be facing the death penalty, or a prison sentence for life without the possibility of parole. Some of the more common special circumstances that elevate sentencing guidelines can include killing a police officer, multiple victims, multiple offenses, previous convictions, the use of firearms or explosives, or if the killing was gang related.

Westminster murder defense lawyer Ms. Johnson-Norris will tell you that prosecutors like to charge the gang enhancement, even if the homicide is only remotely gang-related. They do this because they know that when highly inflammatory evidence is presented to a jury about the gang in question, the jury will be more likely to convict.

A defendant convicted of murder could also have to pay restitution to a victim, plus pay a stiff fine. As you can see, the offense of murder carries severe penalties. This is why it’s important to have an Orange County homicide defense attorney like Ms. Johnson-Norris in your corner, who has the knowledge and experience that get results. Call her today at (949) 622-5522.

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The Johnson Law Group handled a very important and delicate matter with professionalism and a caring manner. Attorneys were knowledgeable, in communications, and provided a top notch service to my need. I highly recommend the Johnson Law Group for your important legal issues. Hardy Jr.
Lauren Johnson-Norris was amazing. She explained everything in ways that were easily understood, & answered all of my question. She was respectful, but also open & honest. She started work on my case the first day we met & got results quickly. She demonstrated passion, concern, and showed true feeling for my situation. My expectations were greatly exceeded. I would say she has an incredible attention for detail, & has a real dedication to her work. Lauren Johnson-Norris would be my first recommendation to any of my family or friends similarly in need of legal assistance. Heather
I researched a lot of attorneys and had met with two attorneys before speaking with Ms. Johnson-Norris and retaining her. I was facing serious charges that could not be on my record, due to my job and was really scared. I felt hopeless & thought my life was ruined...until I found Ms. Johnson-Norris… A criminal defense client (drug case)
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Lauren Johnson-Norris was my saving grace. I naively thought you were innocent until proven guilty. However, I soon discovered that CPS and family court does not see things that way… Mrs. G, a CPS client