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When 17-year-old Jeremy Sanchez failed to attend school on Wednesday April 18, administrators called his father, causing him to become concerned for his son’s safety. Tragically, the Sanchez family saw every parent’s worst nightmare become reality, as their popular teenage son was found dead near the San Gabriel River Trail. Two of Jeremy’s friends were searching the area with their schoolmate’s father, when one of them make the devastating discovery. In a tragic twist, that same 16-year-old boy was arrested the following day on suspicion of murdering Jeremy Sanchez by stabbing him repeatedly.
Although the accused has been taken into custody at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, where he awaits arraignment, his age means that no further details have been released. However, it has been confirmed that the two boys were friends, and that police were prompted to search the murderer’s home by certain aspects of his behavior. The search reportedly uncovered substantial evidence, used to facilitate the minor’s arrest.
Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges anyone can face and, perhaps understandably, is punishable with harsh sentences. If you have not yet realized just how grave the charges against you are, California law states that the maximum applicable sentence is the death penalty. With the stakes so high, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than the best San Francisco criminal defense attorney.
Whether the death of the other person was accidental, intentional, or pre-meditated, you will need expert legal representation and guidance through the associated legal proceedings. With a criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter on your team, you stand a better chance of securing a favorable outcome. Of course, what constitutes a favorable outcome will depend on the specifics of your case, but you can rest assured that your San Francisco criminal defense attorney will work tirelessly on your case.
Even with the best criminal defense lawyers by your side, an offence involving the death of another person is a very serious matter. Nonetheless, we will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case, ensuring that any possible defenses are explored and, if applicable, utilized. For example, some of the pleas that may be used to reduce your charges include self-defense or insanity.
There Is No Time to Waste – Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney Today
When handling a case with so much as stake, the more time you give your San Francisco criminal defense attorney to prepare, the better. As we have previously prosecuted, we have a rather rare insight into both sides of the litigation process, and will use this to your advantage.
Okabe & Haushalter criminal defense attorneys can expertly handle murder, homicide and manslaughter charges in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and throughout the South Bay area. To find out what we can do in your specific case, schedule a case evaluation with one of our outstanding criminal defense lawyers by calling us today on 310-430-7799.