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Chico Homicide Defense Lawyer

Defending Criminal Charges from Our Office in Oroville

Any type of criminal charge related to homicide is an extremely serious legal matter. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, you may be facing a long prison sentence and substantial fines. Violent crimes are prosecuted very aggressively by the state, which means that you will need an equally aggressive defense. It is vital that you bring in an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you are treated fairly.

Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law offers seasoned legal representation that is as aggressive, well-prepared, and relentless as the opposition’s. We do nothing else but defend the accused, which means that both our reputation and your future stand or fall on the work that we do. That is why we are dedicated to delivering high-quality, results-driven legal counsel.

Contact our Chico homicide defense attorney for a free case review at (530) 212-7766.

Homicide & Related Offenses

Homicide involves taking another human life. Under California, that can occur in various circumstances.

Homicide can include:

  • Capital murder
  • First-degree and second-degree murder
  • Attempted murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Killing another in a DUI accident

Murder is considered to be the most flagrant and aggravated type of homicide. It generally includes malice, a wanton disregard for human life, and engaging in an act that will likely cause death. Capital murder is the most serious of these; it is punishable by the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Many different situations are considered to be capital murder, including killing more than one person, hate crime killings, and drive-by shootings.

Manslaughter differs from murder in that it is not based on malice but is rather a spontaneous act, usually done in the heat of the moment. Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter are punishable by prison sentences ranging from two to 11 years. Vehicular manslaughter and DUI murder are punished based on the nature of the offense and whether gross negligence was involved.

Bring Your Case to a Trial-Tested Criminal Defense Lawyer

When facing any type of homicide, it is imperative that you have trusted legal counsel from an attorney who has dealt with these types of cases in the past. Our Chico homicide defense lawyer has spent well over a decade handling all types of criminal trials and procedures. We know how to turn over every stone in investigating your case and are adept in negotiating with prosecutors and making a compelling presentation in court. We can provide you with determined and skilled legal guidance throughout every phase of your case, from initial questioning to trial.

When your freedom and future are on the line, work with a skilled advocate. Contact Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law at (530) 212-7766.

We Let The Results Speak for Themselves

  • Case Dismissed Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Assault with a deadly weapon and great bodily injury.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with blood test of .15% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • Dismissed DUI
    DUI with breath test result of .13. No DMV suspension.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with breath test of .14% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • No Charges Filed Elderly Abuse
    Nursing home owner accused of abusing elderly resident. Prosecutor said our thorough investigation helped convince him not to file charges.
  • Not Guilty Road Rage/Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Client accused of trying to run a motorcyclist off the freeway. The prosecution's main eyewitness was a Butte County Superior Court judge.


  • “Mr Marshall is attentive and will fight like a bulldog and I know for a fact that he is only concerned for his client and justice”

  • “Bob Marshall told me to stay calm and he would handle everything. I never even had to go to court on the case. ”

  • “I owe my freedom to this man. He made calls to me on HIS time, and helped make sure I did everything I needed to do.”

  • “Without a doubt I say Robert Marshall is a dedicated and loyal attorney to the people who retain his expertise ”

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  • “You couldn’t find a smarter more tenacious lawyer to advocate for you.”

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  • “We were very pleased with the outcome and attorney service.”

  • “His professionalism and knowledge are top notch.”

  • “During the time I have retained Mr. Marshall's services he had proved himself both professional and competent.”

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