Homicide Defense Attorney in Seattle
Offering Tailored Legal Strategies to Protect Your Future
A defendant charged with a homicide faces a lifetime of incarceration, or in some cases, death. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, and who has the experience and knowledge to succeed. At Thorley Defense Law, our Seattle homicide lawyer defends individuals in the criminal justice system and is a true advocate for the rights of defendants charged with homicide.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free criminal defense consultation. We can help you better understand your situation and your options.
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 our meticulous review of autopsy records, blood splatter and gun powder analyses, firearm tests, DNA reports, and other hard scientific documents, we can often turn the prosecution's evidence into a persuasive defense tactic. We are skilled at finding mistakes, inconsistencies, and gaps when deposing the prosecution's medical examiners, firearm experts, DNA specialists, and fingerprint examiners. We match the state's experts with highly educated, knowledgeable forensic scientists that tear the allegations apart.
As a seasoned capital murder attorney, Rebecca Thorley aggressively attacks the alleged special circumstances before trial to prevent the state from seeking the death penalty. When the state pursues capital punishment, we plan our defense to prove our client's innocence while preparing mitigation factors to spare the client's life. We fight for justice in capital cases at all stages in the judicial process.
Reducing a Murder Charge
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. We strategize whether it is in our client's best interest to request a lesser included lower degree homicide charge as an option for the jury.
Thorley Defense Law is here to help. Call our homicide defense attorney in Seattle at (206) 202-8250 today to get started.