At The Law Offices of Michael Berg our San Diego criminal defense attorney understands the seriousness of criminal charges. If you are facing a misdemeanor, felony or federal charge we will fight for your rights.
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Michael Berg

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI, Federal Crimes


Homicide Defense

If you have been accused of homicide, you may be facing the death penalty or life in prison. Do not put your life in the hands of an inexperienced attorney! It has never been more important to obtain the best legal representation available from a highly experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Michael S. Berg has handled nearly 40 homicide cases during his 28 years of criminal defense work and he is one of the most trusted and successful lawyers in San Diego or anywhere in California; in fact, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals constantly request that Michael represent them when they are in trouble. Contact Attorney Michael S. Berg for an immediate free consultation by calling 619-239-2186.

Homicide is a general term that refers to the various California murder offenses. Technically speaking, a homicide results when one person kills another. Depending on the circumstances of the homicide, in California the accused may be charged with the following offenses:

  • Capital murder
  • First degree murder
  • Second degree murder
  • Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • DUI murder
  • Other possible charges

Because homicide is one of the most serious of all criminal offenses, it is vital to obtain the legal representation of an experienced, skilled and successful San Diego homicide attorney. Attorney Michael S. Berg has represented clients in almost 40 murder offenses.

Attorney Michael S. Berg - More Than 28 Years of Experience Representing Serious Criminal Charges in California:

Attorney Michael S. Berg is a California Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Additionally, he has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the past five years – one of the highest honors an attorney can attain and a reflection of his legal professionalism and client dedication. Attorney Berg has more than 28 years of experience representing clients who have been accused of virtually every offense in the California Penal Code. Attorney Berg understands the seriousness of the homicide/murder charges that you are facing and he realizes that your life and future is at stake. He will take your case to heart and mount an aggressive, decisive, potent legal defense.

Defenses to Homicide/Murder Charges:



It is essential for you to realize that just because you have been charged with homicide it does not mean that you are guilty. Attorney Berg is an experienced homicide defense attorney and he and his team understand exactly how to proceed to obtain the best possible results in your case. It is best to contact Attorney Berg immediately if you have knowledge that you are going to be charged with a homicide offense or if you have already been charged. Attorney Berg utilizes the services of professional crime scene investigators, forensic scientists and other experts to ensure that your case has the best possible chances of success. Early intervention on the part of your attorney may result in charges not being filed at all in some cases. There are numerous defenses Attorney Berg may utilize to prove your innocence, including:

  • Self defense, defense of others – some homicides are justified
  • Authorities did not provide Miranda Warning – defendants have a Constitutional right to receive Miranda Warning
  • Illegally obtained confessions – confessions may not be coerced
  • Illegal search and seizure  - evidence must be legally obtained
  • Eyewitness mistaken identity – eyewitnesses frequently make mistakes and rush to judgment or are influenced
  • Due process and procedural noncompliance – procedure must be complied with during all stages of your case
  • Other defenses


Contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg Immediately for a Free Legal Consultation:

If you have been charged with homicide/murder in San Diego, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg for a free consultation. You will have the opportunity to discuss your case and to review your available options. You want an experienced, successful and skilled criminal defense attorney on your side at the earliest possible time. Contacting your attorney at the earliest possible time may be the most important action you can take to help yourself. Contact Attorney Michael S. Berg in San Diego by calling 619-239-2186.