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Homicide & Assault

California Murder, Homicide and Assault Defense

If you or someone in your family stands accused of a serious felony like murder or aggravated assault, call an experienced criminal defense attorney with a record of success in tough cases. Contact The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco for a free consultation about your legal options.

At The Worthington Law Centre, our attorneys focus exclusively on criminal defense. With more than 43 years of trial experience, Tom Worthington knows how to develop the right defense for your situation. Each of our lawyers is a talented courtroom advocate, and our team approach to your defense can make the decisive difference.

Our goal is to minimize your exposure to potential punishment. In some cases, that means working with the prosecution to reduce the severity of the charges you face. In other cases, it’s a question of showing the jury that the government failed to prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

No matter what charges you face, you can count on us to find and present the most effective defense available under the facts. We represent people who face such serious criminal charges as the following:

One hallmark of our practice is our willingness and ability to present effective affirmative defenses to all charges. In other words, we work hard to prove any circumstances that may help limit your responsibility under the law including self-defense, provocation, diminished mental capacity, and accident and duress.

We know how to use the facts to your advantage

Our firm’s record of success shows that we have used such defenses to achieve results such as an involuntary manslaughter verdict on a capital murder charge or a not-guilty verdict despite a confession to homicide.

Criminal defense attorney Tom Worthington has been elected by his peers each year since 1987 as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and White-Collar Criminal Defense, and the firm has been named in “Best Law Firms” since 2010. Mr. Worthington was also chosen by his peers and identified in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Ratings as a Preeminent AV Rated attorney — the highest distinction available. He has been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in the 2006 and 2008 through 2014 editions. To learn how our experience and skill can help you overcome serious felony charges, contact The Worthington Law Centre for a free consultation in Salinas or San Francisco. You can e-mail us or call us toll-free at 1-800-626-0808.

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