In the most serious of cases, experience is the tipping point.
Under California law, few charges are as serious – and can carry as stiff a sentence – as those associated with taking the life of another. Whether capital murder or a lesser charge, the consequences if found guilty are grave. Life sentences, sometimes without parole, are commonplace. In these types of situations however, there is room to negotiate with prosecutors and, if a case does go to trial, opportunities to offer extenuating circumstances and appropriate defenses. The difference between a fair and transparent process and a truly devastating outcome is in how well your attorney knows the intricacies of the judicial system.
Stephen R. Kahn has spent the better part of 40 years working with police, federal agents, state and federal prosecutors and state and federal judges to give his clients the best possible chance at avoiding incarceration. By taking the time to understand every client’s story, rather than treating them like just another statistic, he creates a framework for presenting the most sympathetic case possible to the powers that be. His years of experience have proven that even in the most serious of cases, strategic negotiation, a thoughtful approach to trial advocacy and the respect of prosecutors and judges alike can go a long way to helping a defendant’s chances. His practice routinely sees him negotiating pleas and going to trial on behalf of clients in cases that include:
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- First Degree Felony Murder
- Second Degree Felony Murder
- Capital Murder
- Murder & California’s Three Strikes Law
- Gang Enhancement & Murder
- Attempted Murder
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- DUI/Watson Murder
No matter what the charge, Stephen Kahn’s approach is to thoroughly investigate the facts, gather all relevant evidence and present a case that tells a client’s story in the best possible light. Many attorneys will take a murder or manslaughter case and crack under the pressure of competing interests or aggressive prosecution. One need only look at Stephen Kahn’s lengthy track record of success to know he cannot and will not be intimidated. When the stakes are this high, trust experience – not empty rhetoric. Look for results, not promises.
If you have been charged with a homicide, contact the Law Offices of Stephen R. Kahn for a consultation.