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Acclaimed Northern California Homicide Defense Lawyer

A solid track record of acquittals against homicide charges

When the charge is homicide, you want to choose a criminal defense attorney with extensive courtroom experience, a keen legal mind, extraordinary powers of persuasion and passion for justice. For more than 40 years, San Francisco lawyer Doron Weinberg has provided clients with solid strategies backed by that combination of desired skills. He has secured acquittals for clients facing first-degree murder charges as well as obtaining reversals on appeal:

  • In 2006, Doron Weinberg questioned the reliability of an informant that led to the first-degree murder conviction of Roy Lopez Garcia. As a result, Mr. Weinberg obtained a not-guilty verdict in the retrial and made Roy Garcia a free man after eight years in prison.
  • Mr. Weinberg also achieved an acquittal in the retrial of Earl Gibson, who had previously been convicted of first-degree murder after being represented by another lawyer.
  • Another notable Doron Weinberg criminal defense case was that of Dae Won Park, who was acquitted of murder in a death penalty prosecution.
  • Doron Weinberg was also lead counsel in the high-profile 2009 retrial of music producer Phil Spector.

Doron Weinberg’s aggressive homicide-case defense on behalf of clients from all walks of life has made him San Francisco’s Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2011 and has earned him an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professional abilities and adherence to ethical standards.

Anatomy of a murder case

While many think that every killing of another human being is murder, in the eyes of the law, murder is the “unlawful killing of another with malice aforethought.” Homicide encompasses murder and manslaughter. Manslaughter can be involuntary (unintentional) or voluntary (intentional). Voluntary manslaughter is different from a charge of murder because it is not premeditated, but happens in the heat of the moment. Some homicides that might otherwise be charged as first-degree murder are tried as second-degree murder when the killing was done in the heat of passion, as the result of serious provocation or under the irrational belief that the killing was justified.

As a renowned criminal defense attorney with a record of obtaining acquittals for his clients, Doron Weinberg approaches each case with surgical precision — challenging evidence and witness reliability.  Because a conviction of murder or any lesser offense can only happen if the prosecution can prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, Mr. Weinberg uses his knowledge, his skill and all available resources to seek an acquittal on all charges, including lesser offenses, wherever possible. It is his track record of success and remarkable courtroom abilities that led the jury foreperson in the Phil Spector case to exclaim, “Mr. Weinberg, you were awesome.”

Call now for your free initial consultation — get the benefit of experience, integrity and results

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a homicide, act now to protect your rights. Call the Law Offices of Doron Weinberg now at 1.888.402.4755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.  Evening and weekend appointments are available.