Criminal Defense Is Not A Practice Area – It’s Our Whole Practice
When you contact the Law Office of James McGee for help with your criminal matter, you won’t be working with a general practice attorney. Our firm is exclusively focused on criminal defense, and all three of our lawyers are passionate advocates for the rights of the accused.
Founding attorney James McGee is a former prosecutor who brings decades of experience on both sides of the courtroom. Regardless of the charges you are facing, you can be confident in the abilities of your legal team.
Skilled Defense Against Nearly Any California Criminal Charges
Our three attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience you need when facing nearly any felony or misdemeanor charge in California, including those related to:
- Drunk driving offenses and related consequences
- Weapons offenses
- Shooting at an inhabited house or occupied vehicle
- Possession, manufacturing, trafficking and other serious drug crimes
- Assault and battery
- Assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic (family) violence accusations
- Criminal threats
- Kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Rape and other sex offenses
Many of these crimes can result in lengthy prison sentences on their own. But the violent offenses can also result in increased sentences for repeat offenders under California’s three-strikes laws. Needless to say, you cannot afford to face these charges alone. You need the help of a highly skilled attorney like those at our firm.
The Experience You Need When Facing Murder And Manslaughter Charges
Charges related to taking or attempting to take another human life are among the most serious charges anyone can face. These cases tend to be highly complex, and the attorney you hire needs to be experienced, knowledgeable and strong in the courtroom. Our founding attorney, James McGee, is a former prosecutor with a strong track record of success defending clients against charges that include:
- First-degree murder: Murder that is both intentional and premeditated (Penal Code section 187(a))
- Second-degree murder: Homicide with the intent to kill but without premeditation (PC section 187(a))
- Felony murder: Killing someone, even accidentally, while committing certain felonies. It can be first-degree or second-degree, depending on the felony (PC section 189)
- Voluntary manslaughter: A homicide resulting from an unlawful act that has the natural consequence of causing the death of another person, and the perpetrator knew of the risk and disregarded that risk (PC section 192(a))
- Involuntary manslaughter: Homicide resulting from an unlawful act that creates a high risk of death or injury to another, and a reasonable person would have known that acting in that way would create such a risk (PC section 192(b))
- Vehicular manslaughter: A death that results from an unlawful act of a perpetrator while that person is driving a vehicle (PC section 192(c))
- Attempted murder: The failed or aborted attempt to murder another person (PC section 664/187)
With every homicide charge, there are numerous defenses that can be employed to defend against or reduce the charges brought against a defendant. An experienced attorney should be able to utilize every aspect of the law to help you with these serious charges.
Tell Us Your Side Of The Story And Learn How We Can Help
The Law Office of James McGee serves clients throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. You can learn more about your rights and legal options in a free consultation with one of our talented defense lawyers. To get started, submit a request for a consultation or call 1-888-873-0383. Se habla español.