A defendant charged with a homicide can face a lifetime of incarceration. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, and who has the experience and knowledge to succeed. Law Office of Laura Shaver defends individuals in the criminal justice system, and she is a true advocate for the rights of people charged with homicide.
A homicide investigation often involves the collection and analysis of extensive scientific evidence. Because jurors tend to put substantial faith in the reliability and conclusiveness of science, forensic evidence is one of the most powerful tools in the courtroom. During Laura’s meticulous review of autopsy records, blood splatter and gun powder analyses, firearm tests, DNA reports and other scientific documents, she can often turn the prosecution’s evidence into a persuasive defense tactic. She is skilled at finding mistakes, inconsistencies and gaps when deposing the prosecution’s medical examiners, firearm experts, DNA specialists and fingerprint examiners. She matches the prosecutor’s experts with highly educated, knowledgeable forensic scientists whose testimony support your defense.
The prosecution must show the element of intent for a first-degree murder conviction. Disproving intent can lower the degree of the charge and minimize the sentence imposed. Laura strategizes whether it is in her client’s best interest to request a lesser included lower degree homicide charge as an option for the jury.